Needs Assessment for Ground-Water Management Model for the Edwards Aquifer (San Antonio Section)

Author Dutton A (University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology)
Year 1999
Description Discussion of needs and limitations in developing a model of the Edwards Aquifer, Balcones Fault Zone, San Antonio Segment Note: This report is included for its historical value but may have been replaced by more recent studies.
Publisher University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
Location Edwards Aquifer, Balcones Fault Zone, San Antonio Segment

The purpose of this document is to make a short list or statement of what are key objectives of developing a ground-water management model.

This document compiles key information that shows the status of defining the needs to be addressed by an Edwards Aquifer Ground-Water Management Model. Six documents are included in the appendices. The following text summarizes the significance or findings associated with the documents. The document is not intended as a review of literature on the Edwards aquifer, nor a critique of previous models. This information was discussed in the Edwards Aquifer Modeling Workshop (appendix 4) and in the review article

(appendix 5).

The many parties trying to solve the complex issues of the Edwards aquifer expect a model to answer their many questions. It should be noted, however, that one management model probably cannot adequately address all issues. Model limitations mainly come down to a need for fine resolution or detail in the model versus limited spatial control on hydrogeologic data for calibration. Thus a listing of modeling needs may include issues that cannot be adequately addressed, or addressed with a desired precision, at the present time.