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Software (Version, April 23, 2018)

A readme.txt file containing installation instructions is included with the software distribution file.

WellFootprint is compiled for Microsoft Windows.  An example model is included and source code is included. Users are encouraged to read the document that are provided in the 'doc' directory of this software distribution. The recommended method of installing WellFootprint is with one of the installer. However, if there is difficulty in using the installer, WellFootprint can be installed by unzipping one of the zip file. The installer associates the extensions .fpi with WellFootprint. If the zip file is used instead of the installer, the user may wish to make this associations manually.

For 64 bit operating systems

Installer: WellFootprintSetup64_1_0_1.exe (1.5 Mb)
Zip file: (1.2 Mb)

For 32 or 64 bit operating systems

Installer: WellFootprintSetup32_1_0_1.exe (1.4 Mb)
Zip file: (1.1 Mb)


Support is provided for correcting bugs and clarification of how the code is intended to work. Only limited assistance can be provided for applying ModelMuse to specific problems. For support, contact:


The following report documenting WellFootprint is available on-line.
Winston, R.B., and Goode, D.J., 2017, Visualization of groundwater withdrawals: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 20171137, 8 p.,


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Last Iteration: April 26, 2018