Aquaveo & Water Resources Engineering News

September 2013 Sprint

  • PEMEX conference
  • LA County training
  • Fixed 5 bugs
  • MODFLOW-USG progress including:
    • Convert 3D grid to USG
    • STR package I/O
    • GAG package I/O
    • Read solution including head, drawdown, and CCF files
    • RCH and EVT package dialogs
    • Selecting USG cells
    • Displaying symbols in USG
  • MODFLOW text output progress including:
    • ETS, EVT, GAGE, LAK, MNW, OBS, RCH, SFR, STR, SUB, and UZF packages
  • Import MODFLOW well package data from text files
  • Updated to latest version of MF2K5
  • Pathlines -> Arcs command now works without capture zones
  • GeoPDF tests added
  • Branched version 9.2
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PEMEX Conference

From Aug 26 to 30, PEMEX hosted the "Septimo Seminario International de Respuesta a Emergencias, Caracterizacion y Remediacion de Sitios Impactados por Hidrocarburos" in Mexico City, Mexico. The keynote speaker at the conference was Nobel laureate, Dr Mario Molina. He gave a presentation on global warming.

Alan Lemon from Aquaveo was invited to attend and give a presentation on using GMS for site characterization and flow and transport modeling of impacted sites. The presentation gave some background on the modeling process and how GMS can be used to characterize and model impacted sites. Another lecturer, Dr. Willis Weight, also shared many case studies of applied modeling using GMS. The attendees were particularly impressed with the visualizations demonstrated by Dr. Weight. Many thanks to the conference organizers for the invitation to present. Special thanks to Jorge Chirpas, Paula Andrea Martinez, and Cuauhtemoc Luna for their many efforts before, during, and after the conference.

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GMS Training at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

From August 12 to 15, members of the GMS team at Aquaveo conducted training for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The introductory Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling class was presented to LADWP employees. The class included lectures, demos, hands on exercises, and daily tests to verify that the students could complete modeling problems. We covered MODFLOW, PEST, MODPATH,  and MT3DMS. Additionally we talked about borehole data, subsurface characterization, GIS data, and how to integrate this data into groundwater models. The class was a great success. The attendees really appreciated the power and simplicity of GMS and the conceptual modeling approach. Many thanks to the attendees.

August 2013 Sprint

  • Fixed 10 bugs
  • Training course in Los Angeles
  • Training course in Mexico City
  • MODFLOW-LGR support completed including MODPATH functionality and a second tutorial
  • Added DGN (MicroStation) file support
  • Added ISTCB1 option support in MODFLOW STR and SFR packages
  • Progress on improving native MODFLOW text output
  • Progress on open sourcing MODFLOW changes
  • Progress on MODFLOW-USG support
  • Added MODFLOW option to default starting heads to the grid top elevations
  • 3D Grid to shapefile export now lets user pick all, active, or selected data sets to export