Analysis of Recharge and Recirculation Edwards Aquifer Phase 1
The concept of recharge and recirculation (R&R) for the Edwards Aquifer embodies the integrated use of groundwater, surface water, and storage units to optimize the availability of water for pumpers during drought periods and to accommodate water needs for endangered species in Comal and San Marcos springs. The purpose of this Phase 1 report is to outline work performed by Todd Engineers to evaluate various documents related to the concept of R&R and to document Todd Engineers review of a MODFLOW groundwater model of the Edwards Aquifer for use in simulating R&R scenarios. The report also discusses two preliminary R&R scenarios simulated with the model. Subsequent phases of the project will use the model to simulate numerous R&R scenarios to evaluate possible benefits for aquifer water levels and springflows.
[From Introduction of Phase 2 report]