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Research Project: Research Support for Watershed and Basin Hydrology and Water Quality in the Arid and Semi-arid Southwest, USA

Location: Agricultural Water Efficiency and Salinity Research Unit

Project Number: 2036-61000-018-04-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2017
End Date: Jul 31, 2021

Objective:
To evaluate the utility of models and innovative, distributed, low impact development (LID) infrastructure with best management practices (BMPs) for wet weather capture and drinking water aquifer recharge in the arid and semi-arid southwestern USA.

Approach:
1) Modify computer software to simulate variable water heads and clogging during drywell injection; 2) Use computer software to simulate various drywell injection scenarios to determine an optimum design; 3) Collect necessary data and calibrate the drywell injection model for the Fort Irwin site; 4) Development best management practices to improve the performance of drywell injection at Fort Irwin.