Update of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Regional Groundwater Flow Model (Metro Model 2) - Phases 1 & 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,789
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,416
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,495
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,662
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
Recipient Type
For-Profit Business/Entity
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2012
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Modeling
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of te master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,789
Direct expenses
$20,789
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will provide: 1) better information to inform recommendations and policies about the local and regional water supply impacts of long-range growth plans in the Regional Development Framework, system policy plans, and in the Metropolitan Area  Master Water Supply Plan; 2) improvement in the base of technical information needed for sound water supply decisions; and 3) increased use of the Metro Model 2 by external stakeholders for state-, local-, and watershed-level planning.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,416
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$135,416
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2012 Fiscal Year Proposed Measureable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Susan Haigh (Chair), Roxanne Smith, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Gary Van Eyll, Steve Elkins, James Brimeyer, Gary L. Cunningham, Adam Duininck, Edward Reynoso, John Doan, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chavez, Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,495
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$66,495
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2012 Fiscal Year Proposed Measureable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes will be reported at project completion.

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 (Special Session) Chp. 6 Art. 2 Sec. 9
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for implementation of the master water supply plan developed under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,662
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$5,662
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

See 2012 Fiscal Year Proposed Measureable Outcomes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

DELIVERABLES
• MODFLOW model files
• Groundwater Vistas model files
• Technical report
• User manual
http://metrocouncil.org/Wastewater-Water/Planning/Water-Supply-Planning…

OUTCOMES
• Better information to inform recommendations and policies about the local and regional water supply impacts of long-range growth plans in the Regional Development Framework, system policy plans, and in the Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan
• Improvement in the base of technical information needed for sound water supply decisions
• Increased use of the Metro Model by external stakeholders for state-, local-, and watershed-level planning

Project deliverables provided on the Metropolitan Council website at http://www.metrocouncil.org/Wastewater-Water/Planning/Water-Supply-Plan…

Recipient Board Members
Adam Duininck (Chair), Katie Rodriguez, Lona Schreiber, Jennifer Munt, Deb Barber, Steve Elkins, Gail Dorfman, Gary L. Cunningham, Cara Letofsky, Edward Reynoso, Marie McCarthy, Sandy Rummel, Harry Melander, Richard Kramer, Jon Commers, Steven T. Chávez and Wendy Wulff
Project Overview

State law charges the Metropolitan Council (Council) with developing and maintaining a base of technical information needed for sound water supply decisions (Minnesota Statutes 473.1565). The Council’s primary tool to provide this information is the Metro Model 2, a regional groundwater model capable of predicting the impacts of planned water demand on aquifers and connected lakes and streams. The Metro Model 2 is a modern and comprehensive groundwater model of the Twin Cities area, but it is currently out-of-date. In order to provide the best available information for the update of the Council’s policy plans and related documents and tools, the model is being updated with new information, adapted to run transient (seasonal) simulations, and expanded to consider impacts of water supply development in adjacent counties.

Project Manager
First Name
Lanya
Last Name
Ross
Organization Name
Metropolitan Council
Street Address
390 Robert Street North
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
(651) 602-1803
Email
Lanya.Ross@metc.state.mn.us