Groundwater Modeling for Construction and Excavation Dewatering

Visual MODFLOW is often used to develop a model of local flow conditions for designing a dewatering system; this is commonly needed for building excavations, underground tunnels, etc.  Pumping wells can be added to the model to represent pumping conditions and the ZONEBUDGET program can be used to determine boundary flows.

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Online References using Visual MODFLOW

TitleRegion
BC Hydro – John Hart Powerhouse Replacement, Campbell RiverCanada
Smithland Hydroelectric plant projectUSA
Hydrogeologic Assessment of Construction DewateringUSA
Comparative Study between Predicted and Observed Records of Implementation Dewatering Systems at
Abu Qir Intake Power Plant, Alexandria
Published In: Journal of American Science
Egypt
Combined Simulation-Optimization of an Excavation Site for Dewatering Purpose
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eywords: Genetic Algorithm
Theory
Application of MODFLOW for groundwater Seepage Problems in the Subsurface Tunnels
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ublished In: The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union
India

Note: Waterloo Hydrogeologic does not imply endorsement of software from the authors of these publications/reports (or their associated organization/affiliations).