Articles | Volume 372
12 Nov 2015
 | 12 Nov 2015

Examples of deformation-dependent flow simulations of conjunctive use with MF-OWHM

R. T. Hanson, J. Traum, S. E. Boyce, W. Schmid, and J. D. Hughes

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Short summary
The effects of feedback onto the land surface and aquifers from mesh deformation with MF-OWHM flow terms were found to be significant when compared to simulations without the subsidence linkage. This linkage is needed for evaluating conjunctive use where the vertical displacements or differential displacements may affect the sources of water, the fractions of multiple sources of water, their use and movement across the landscape, performance of conveyance in canals and rivers, and aquifer flows.