Date of this Version
Poster Session, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fair, April 4-5, 2017
An efficient water budget is necessary to develop sustainable practices in irrigated lands and determine future trends. The groundwater level (GWL) can rise or fall depending on the time of the year. When winter ends, and spring begins, accumulated snow starts to melt, and rainfall starts to fall. Therefore, water infiltrates and raise GWL. This research predicts the groundwater table from 2056 to 2060 in the surrounding area of the MSEA. Visual MODFLOW Flex was used to simulate the real groundwater-level and forecast the future GWL. Future predictions show that the GWL will increases in a non-irrigated season (winter season) and decreases in a irrigated season. Nevertheless, the decreasing rate is higher than the recharge rate and is approximately 1.02 feet.