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USGS Optimization Training

USGS Optimization Studies

Study area Objective Constraints Reference
Albuquerque, NM Maximize change in storage Pumpage Bexfield, L.M., Danskin, W.R., and McAda, D.P., 2004, Simulation-optimization approach to management of ground-water resources in the Albuquerque area, New Mexico, 2006 through 2040: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5140, 82 p.
Atlantic Coast     Barlow, P.M., 2003, Ground water in freshwater-saltwater environments of the Atlantic Coast, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1262, 113 p.
Los Angeles, CA     Reichard, E.G., Land, Michael, Crawford, S.M., Johnson, Tyler, Everett, R.R., Kulshan, T.V., Ponti, D.J., Halford, K.J., Johnson, T.A., Paybins, K.S., and Nishikawa, Tracy, 2003, Geohydrology, geochemistry, and ground-water simulation-optimization of the Central and West Coast Basins, Los Angeles County, California: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4065, 184 p.
Mississippi River, AR     Czarnecki, J.B., Clark, B.R., and Stanton, G.P., 2003, Conjunctive-use optimization model of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer of southeastern Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4233, 26 p.
Regional Aquifers Regulate streamflow   Barlow, P.M., 2005, Use of Simulation-Optimization Modeling to Assess Regional Ground-Water Systems, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3095, 4p., ill.
San Bernardino, CA Minimize pumpage Depth to ground-water level Danskin, W.R., and J.R. Freckleton, 1992, Groundwater-flow modeling and optimization techniques applied to high ground-water problems in San Bernardino, California, in Selected papers in the hydrologic sciences , S. Subitzky (ed.), U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2340, 165-177p.
Santa Barbara, CA Minimize cost of desalination plant Water supply Nishikawa, Tracy, 1998, A simulation-optimization model for water-resources management, Santa Barbara, California., U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigations Report, 97-4246, 99 p.
Big River area, RI     Granato, G.E., and Barlow, P.M., 2005, Effects of alternative instream-flow criteria and water-supply demands on ground-water development options in the Big River area, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5301, 110 p.
Lower Fox River Communities, WI     Walker, J.F., Saad, D.A., and Krohelski, J.T., 1998, Optimization of ground-water withdrawal in the Lower Fox River communities, Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4218, 24 p.