alexa Developing a Groundwater Model for the Town of Amherst,
ISSN: 2347-7830

Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
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Research Article

Developing a Groundwater Model for the Town of Amherst, NY.

Muhammed Ernur AKINER*

Akdeniz University, Technical Sciences, Campus, Antalya, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Muhammed Ernur AKINER
Akdeniz University, Technical Sciences, Campus, Antalya, Turkey

Received date: 10/09/2014 Accepted date: 25/09/2014

 

 

Abstract

Within this study, a groundwater model for the town of Amherst, NY was developed. Visual Blue Bird (VBB) model was used for this purpose. Flow is unconfined in the research area. A set of maps that contain rivers, lakes and the county boundary and digital elevation model (DEM) were used for the placement of the surface water features. The main creeks modeled in this study are Tonawanda, Ransom, Ellicott, Got and Black Creek in the Town of Amherst. Effects of urbanization, conditions in pre-development and post-development stages were dealt with. Model Results show that the model is so sensitive on parameters such as hydraulic conductivity, porosity and recharge.

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