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.

Construction Dewatering MODFLOW Model

Online References using Visual MODFLOW

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
Combined Simulation-Optimization of an Excavation Site for Dewatering Purpose
Keywords: Genetic Algorithm
Application of MODFLOW for groundwater Seepage Problems in the Subsurface Tunnels
Published In: The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union

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