State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2006NM44B
Title: Development of Geospatial Modeling Tools for Watershed-based Water Resources Management in New Mexico
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2006
End Date: 2/28/2008
Congressional District: Three
Focus Categories: Climatological Processes, Hydrology, Management and Planning
Keywords: geospatial modeling, forecasting, water management, climate, watershed hydrology
Principal Investigator: Vivoni, Enrique
Federal Funds: $ 10,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 4,710
Abstract: Providing decision makers with better forecasts of water supply is the aim of this project. The research will develop new geospatial modeling tools for managing water supplies in New Mexico using scientific knowledge on climate, surface, and groundwater relations. Although the modeling results are sophisticated, they will be made amenable to water managers via the web in a similar fashion to existing drought maps. The modeling tool is expected to provide detailed simulation capabilities for flood and drought forecasting, estimate runoff, evaporation and aquifer recharge, and simulate basin water storage and supply.

Year two of the project is proposed for funding.

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