2016 Maryland Groundwater Symposium

Tackling Complexity through Stochastic Modeling

Yet Another Hydrogeologic Study of the Gettysburg Basin

Tackling Hydrogeologic Complexity

  • Intermediate-scale geologic features exert a large influence on the groundwater flow patterns.
  • Suspected seasonal reversals of groundwater flow direction complicate the groundwater flow regime mapping.
  • Stochastic modeling techniques were employed to frame the unquantified variations inherent within this unique hydrogeologic system.
  • Source water protection zones were generated by aggregating thousands of flow simulations that meet observed criterion ranges.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Al Guiseppe, PG, Director Water Supply and Development