SFRmaker and Linesink‐maker: Rapid construction of streamflow routing networks from hydrography data

Andrew T. Leaf, Michael N. Fienen, Howard W. Reeves
2021 Ground Water  
Groundwater models have evolved to encompass more aspects of the water cycle, but the incorporation of realistic boundary conditions representing surface water remains time consuming and error-prone. We present two Python packages that robustly automate this process using readily available hydrography data as the primary input. SFRmaker creates input for the MODFLOW SFR package, while Linesink-maker creates linesink string input for the GFLOW analytic element program. These programs can reduce
more » ... eeks or even months of manual effort to a few minutes of execution time, and carry the added advantages of reduced potential for error, improved reproducibility and facilitation of step-wise modeling through reduced dependency on a particular conceptual model or discretization. Two real-world examples at the county to multi-state scales are presented.
doi:10.1111/gwat.13095 pmid:33745128 fatcat:zuqu2q5sbfewrnlzab7q35hovu