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Title: Conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water resources in the San Joaquin Valley of California

Abstract

The San Joaquin-Tulare Conjunctive Use Model (SANTUCM) was developed to evaluate possible long-term scenarios for long term management of drainage and drainage related problems in the western San Joaquin Valley of California. The unique aspect of the conjunctive use model is its coupling of a surface water delivery operations model with a regional groundwater model. A salinity model has been added to utilize surface water model output and allow assessment of compliance with State Water Resources Control Board water quality objectives for the San Joaquin River. The results of scenario runs, performed to data, using the SANTUCM model show table lowering and consequent drainage reduction can be achieved through a combination of source control, land retirement and regional groundwater pumping. The model also shows that water transfers within the existing distribution system are technically feasible and might allow additional releases to be made from Friant Dam for water quality maintenance in the San Joaquin River. However, upstream of Mendota Pool, considerable stream losses to the aquifer are anticipated, amounting to as much as 70% of in-stream flow.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of the Interior, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10126464
Report Number(s):
LBL-31800; CONF-920491-1
ON: DE92008315
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) conference on availability of water resources,Raleigh, NC (United States),12-16 Apr 1992; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; WATER RESOURCES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; CALIFORNIA; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; HYDROLOGY; FLOW MODELS; GROUND WATER; SURFACE WATERS; DRAINAGE; AQUIFERS; SALINITY; 540310; 580000; BASIC STUDIES; GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Quinn, N W.T. Conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water resources in the San Joaquin Valley of California. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Quinn, N W.T. Conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water resources in the San Joaquin Valley of California. United States.
Quinn, N W.T. Wed . "Conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water resources in the San Joaquin Valley of California". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10126464.
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abstractNote = {The San Joaquin-Tulare Conjunctive Use Model (SANTUCM) was developed to evaluate possible long-term scenarios for long term management of drainage and drainage related problems in the western San Joaquin Valley of California. The unique aspect of the conjunctive use model is its coupling of a surface water delivery operations model with a regional groundwater model. A salinity model has been added to utilize surface water model output and allow assessment of compliance with State Water Resources Control Board water quality objectives for the San Joaquin River. The results of scenario runs, performed to data, using the SANTUCM model show table lowering and consequent drainage reduction can be achieved through a combination of source control, land retirement and regional groundwater pumping. The model also shows that water transfers within the existing distribution system are technically feasible and might allow additional releases to be made from Friant Dam for water quality maintenance in the San Joaquin River. However, upstream of Mendota Pool, considerable stream losses to the aquifer are anticipated, amounting to as much as 70% of in-stream flow.},
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