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MODFLOW: USGS three-dimensional finite-difference ground-water model
Overview of MODFLOW
MODFLOW is a three-dimensional (3D) finite-difference groundwater model that was first published in 1984. It has a modular structure that allows it to be easily modified to adapt the code for a particular application. Many new capabilities have been added to the original model. MODFLOW-2005 is the most current release of MODFLOW.
MODFLOW-2005 (Harbaugh, 2005) simulates steady and nonsteady flow in an irregularly shaped flow system in which aquifer layers can be confined, unconfined, or a combination of confined and unconfined. Flow from external stresses, such as flow to wells, areal recharge, evapotranspiration, flow to drains, and flow through river beds, can be simulated. Hydraulic conductivities or transmissivities for any layer may differ spatially and be anisotropic (restricted to having the principal directions aligned with the grid axes), and the storage coefficient may be heterogeneous. Specified head and specified flux boundaries can be simulated as can a head dependent flux across the model's outer boundary that allows water to be supplied to a boundary block in the modeled area at a rate proportional to the current head difference between a "source" of water outside the modeled area and the boundary block.
Current Version: MODFLOW-2005, v. 1.11.00
The current version of MODFLOW-2005 is v.1.11.00, released August 8, 2013. For a complete explanation of the changes in this release and a history of past releases, refer to:
Downloads and Documentation
Note: Users are encouraged to read the documents that are provided in the 'doc' directory of this software distribution.
Documentation of MODFLOW-2005
Documentation of MODFLOW Processes and Packages
The table below provides quick access to the key documentation for MODFLOW processes and packages:
The following software is not actively supported by the USGS. The software has been superseded by MODFLOW-2005. The software versions below are provided online for historical reference only, and the pages may contain outdated information or broken links.
Point of Contact
Support is provided for correcting bugs and clarification of how MODFLOW-2005 is intended to work. Only limited assistance can be provided for applying MODFLOW-2005 to specific problems by contacting the point of contact listed below:
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Other USGS Groundwater Software
The USGS develops groundwater , water-quality, surface-water, and other water-resources software for use by the USGS in fulfilling its mission. Most of this software is available online for download at no charge.
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