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SUTRA and related programs (SutraSuite)

The software referenced on this web page is known collectively as SutraSuite. It includes the SUTRA groundwater model and a number of utilities for pre- and post-processing for simulations in two or three spatial dimensions (2D or 3D). Users are encouraged to read the SutraSuite Release Notes (ReleaseNotes_SutraSuite.pdf), which give an overview of the SutraSuite software and offer advice on how to get started using SUTRA and its associated utilities. The SutraSuite Release Notes are included with the SUTRA, SutraPrep, and SutraPlot installations released September, 2003 or later. They can also be downloaded separately using the link below.

SutraSuite Release Notes, Portable Document Format (PDF) (84 KB)

The SutraSuite Online User Reference (SOUR) web site provides a convenient, interactive source of information about theoretical and practical aspects of SUTRA simulation. It includes news, advice on how to get started using SutraSuite, an overview of the software, a gallery of SUTRA simulation results, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary, in-depth discussions of selected topics, and technical support information, including a troubleshooting guide.

To ensure compatibility between the various SutraSuite codes and associated example problems, users are encouraged to download and use the most up-to-date releases. For each of the codes below, the most up-to-date version appears at the top of the list.


Version 2.2 (Sept 2010)  
Version 2.1 (June 2008)  
Version 2.0 (2D3D.1) (Sept 2003)  
Model for 2D or 3D saturated-unsaturated, variable-density groundwater flow with solute or energy transport.


Version (Dec 3, 2014)  
Graphical user interface for SUTRA and other groundwater simulators.


Version (Feb 25, 2014)  
Version 1.05 (for SUTRA Version V09972D) (Jul 2002)
Graphical pre- and post-processor for SUTRA.
(Requires Argus Open Numerical Environments (Argus ONE) commercial software.)


Version 2D3D.1 (Sept 2003)  
Windows-based plotting of results from 2D and 3D SUTRA simulations.
(A version of SutraPlot that is compatible with SUTRA Version 2.1 is currently under development.)

Model Viewer

Version 1.4 (Oct 1, 2010)  
Windows-based visualization of results from 2D and 3D SUTRA simulations.


Version (March 6, 2009)  
Visualization of SUTRA budget data and hydrographs of observations.
(Included in SutraGUI distribution package. May also be downloaded separately using the link immediately above.)


Version (January 11, 2007)  
Utility that aids in setting up SUTRA specified-pressure, specified-concentration, and specified-temperature boundary conditions.
(Available only as part of the SutraGUI distribution package. Use the link immediately above.)


Version 1.0 (3D.1) (Sept 2003)  
Text-based pre-processor for 3D SUTRA models.

This site (https://water.usgs.gov/nrp/gwsoftware/) provides links to the most up-to-date USGS groundwater modeling software. New releases are posted on this site as soon as they become available.

References to commercial vendors of software products or services are provided solely for the convenience of users when obtaining or using USGS software. Such references do not imply any endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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