Minnesota Statewide Recharge System-Phase 1&2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,205
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$118,566
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,755
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Planning
Research
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Statewide
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,205
Other Funds Leveraged
$24,516
Number of full time equivalents funded
.28
Source of Additional Funds

United States Geological Survey (USGS)-Federal

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$118,566
Other Funds Leveraged
$50,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Source of Additional Funds

United States Geological Survey (USGS)-Federal

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,755
Number of full time equivalents funded
.44
Project Overview

This project will develop a reasonable statewide estimate of recharge using the Soil-Water-Balance (SWB) Code (Westenbroek and others, 2010), validate the simulation results, and conduct a parameter sensitivity analysis to identify the most sensitive model parameters. For the purposes of this application of the SWB application, comparing the simulation results will be conducted on selected watershed basins in the state against previously established recharge estimates. Using a gridded data structure, these new temporally and spatially-distributed recharge estimates should yield better results that can be easily integrated into regional groundwater flow models.

Project Manager
First Name
Andrew
Last Name
Streitz
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phone
(218) 302-6617
Email
andrew.streitz@state.mn.us