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Texas Water Science Center Seminars
The Texas Water Science Center conducts occasional in-office seminars about various water topics. The public is invited to attend. These presentations will begin at 11 AM in the large conference room at the Texas Water Science Center, 1505 Ferguson Lane in Austin. Please plan to carpool if you attend these sessions. The seminars are usually during lunchtime, so feel free to bring your lunch.
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Friday, August 25, 11:00 am Cancelled; will be rescheduled.
A New Regional Investigation of Groundwater Availability of the Coastal Lowlands Aquifer System: An Overview of Objectives and Approach
Presented by: Linzy Foster, Civil Engineer, USGS Texas Water Science Center
In Fiscal Year 2017, the USGS began a new project to investigate the regional groundwater availability of the Coastal Lowlands Aquifer System (CLAS). In Texas, the CLAS includes the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers, and equivalent aquifer units. This project is a 5-year effort funded by the USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program. The focus of the investigation is on improving understanding of historical, current, and future groundwater availability of the CLAS through development of an improved regional conceptual model, MODFLOW6 numerical model, and application of linear and non-linear uncertainty quantification (UQ) methods. A new subsidence package for MODFLOW6 is also being developed as a part of this project. Several products and associated publications are planned during this investigation: including an unconstrained model along with prior uncertainty at the midpoint of the project, and a final history-matched model with post-calibration uncertainty bounds of model-input parameters and predictions of interest.
Linzy Foster is a Civil Engineer in the Austin office of the USGS Texas Water Science Center and is the co-Principal Investigator on the new CLAS investigation, along with Brian Clark of the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center. Her work is focused on development of groundwater flow and transport models, and the application of uncertainty analysis to these models to answer questions about groundwater resources. Linzy has a B.A. in Mathematics from Maryville College and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.
Location: Conference Room B2 – Texas Water Science Center - Central Texas Program Office, Austin
Contact: Lynne Fahlquist
Sept 15 - Andy Teeple, Southern High Plains Groundwater Hydrogeology Study
Seminar History Contact Information: Lynne Fahlquist, firstname.lastname@example.org