GROUNDWATER MODELS

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Below is a list of groundwater models of areas in the state of Utah. The model data and publications related to each model can be downloaded by selecting their corresponding links.

The files provided are either native MODFLOW files or are formatted for the GMS pre/post processor. GMS version 2.1 uses MODFLOW 88 files and GMS version 6.0 uses MODFLOW 2000 files. You can obtain a free copy of GMS and documentation at ems-i.com.

Select a name below to view details of the model or select an area from an Interactive Map.

Model Names:
    Beaver Valley
    Beryl-Enterprise
    Bountiful Area
    Cache Valley
    Carbonate Aquifer
    Castle Valley (Emery)
    Cedar Valley (Iron County)
    Cedar Valley (Utah County)
    Central Virgin River
    Four Courners
    Hanksville Area
    Heber Valley
    Juab Valley
    Kamas
    Lake Powell Area
    Malad-Lower Bear River
    Milford
    Morgan Valley
    Navajo Aquifer (SW Utah)
    Northern Utah Valley
    Northern Utah Valley 2008
    Ogden Valley
    Pahvant Valley
    Panquitch Valley
    Salt Lake Valley
    Sanpete Valley
    Sevier Desert
    Sevier-Sigurd GW Basin
    Southern Utah/Goshen Valley
    Spanish Valley
    Tooele Valley
    Trail Mountain
    Weber Delta
    Weber Delta ASR
Model Data:

Beaver Valley

Desription:    

Publications: Technical Publication 63

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
Trescott BEAVER_V Download USGS 1978 Local




Beryl-Enterprise

Desription:    This is a 71 year transient one layer model with a reference time of 1937.

Publications: Technical Publication 73 , Open-File Report 81-532

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
Trescott fileunit Download USGS 1982 Local
GMS 2.1 BERYLENT.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 Beryl_Ent.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Bountiful Area

Desription:    It is a 40 year transient model.

Publications: Technical Publication 95

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 fileunit Download USGS 1991 Local
GMS 2.1 BOUNTITR.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 Bountiful_TR.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Cache Valley

Desription:    There are three models: a steady state, a 30 yr predictive, and a 9 yr transient model .

Publications: Technical Publication 108

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.pd Download USGS 1994 Local
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.ss Download USGS 1994 Local
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.tr Download USGS 1994 Local
GMS 2.1 CACHEPD.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 CACHESS.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 CACHETR.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 Cache_PD.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 Cache_SS.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 Cache_TR.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Carbonate Aquifer

Desription:    This is a steady state and a transient model of the eastern part of the Great Basin

Publications: Open File Report 93-170 , Open File Report 93-420

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT Download USGS 1993 Local
GMS 6.0 carbonate.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Castle Valley (Emery)

Desription:    The report details two models: a steady state and 15 yr transient model of the area. We do not have the model data files.

Publications: Water Supply Paper 2195 , Water Resources Investigative Report 80-62

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Cedar Valley (Iron County)

Desription:    Contains steady state, transient, and projection simulations for Cedar City Valley.

Publications: U.S. Geological Survey SIR 2005-5170

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 2000 Download




Cedar Valley (Utah County)

Desription:    Hydrogeology and simulation of groundwater flow in Cedar Valley, Utah County, Utah. 2013

Publications: Utah Geological Survey Special Study 145

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
GMS 8.2 (.gpr) - Steady State 8.2 Download UGS 2013 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12
GMS 8.2 (.gpr) - Transient 8.2 Download UGS 2013 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12
GMS 9.0 (.gpr) - Steady State 9.0 Download UGS 2013 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12
GMS 9.0 (.gpr) - Transient 9.0 Download UGS 2013 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12




Central Virgin River

Desription:    This study has 3 separate Steady State models: Upper Ash Creek - 4 alternatives (newharm.mfs), Main Part of Navajo and Kayenta Aquifers - 2 alternatives (main_navc.mfs), Gunlock Part of the Navajo and Kayenta Aquifers - 2 alternatives (baseb.mfs).

Publications: Technical Publication 116

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
GMS 2.1 newharm.mfs Download USGS 2000 Local
GMS 2.1 main_navc.mfs Download USGS 2000 Local
GMS 2.1 baseb.mfs Download USGS 2000 Local
GMS 6.0 alt1b.gpr (Gunlock) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt2b.gpr (Gunlock) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 base (Gunlock) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt1nh.gpr (Upper Ash) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt2nh.gpr (Upper Ash) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt3nh.gpr (Upper Ash) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt4nh.gpr (Upper Ash) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 newharm.gpr (Upper Ash) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt1_nav.gpr (Main) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt2a_nav.gpr (Main) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 alt2b_nav.gpr (Main) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 main_navc.gpr (Main) Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Four Courners

Desription:    This is a steady state model in the in the four corners area, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and new Mexico.

Publications: Water Resources Investigative Report 88-4086

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 fileunit Download USGS 1989 Local
GMS 6.0 four_corners.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Hanksville Area

Desription:    This report gives details of a steady state model in the Navajo sandstone in parts of Emery, Grand, Carbon, Wayne, Garfield, and Kane counties, southeast Utah. We do not have any data files.

Publications: Water Resources Investigative Report 86-4012

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Heber Valley

Desription:    This is a 12 month transient model of Heber valley calibrated to data from the year 1950. The report inculdes Round Valley but the model does not.

Publications: Technical Publication 101

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 fileunit Download USGS 1998 Local
GMS 2.1 HEBER.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 Heber.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Juab Valley

Desription:    The study contains three models: a steady state (JuabSS), 44 yr transient 1949-92 (JuabTRL), 27 month sesonal transient model for 1992-94 (JuabTRS).

Publications: Technical Publication 114

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.STD Download USGS 1998 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.TRL Download USGS 1998 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.TRS Download USGS 1998 Local
GMS 2.1 JUABSS.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 JUABTRL.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 JUABTRS.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 JUABSS.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 JUABTRL.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet
GMS 6.0 JUABTRS.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD27 Zone 12 - Feet




Kamas

Desription:    The model is a 1 year transient simulation of the Kamas valley

Publications: Technical Publication 117

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 2000 newstres.nam Download USGS 2004 Local




Lake Powell Area

Desription:    This is a steady state model that was used to understand the bank storage in Navajo Sandstone near Wahweap Bay on Lake Powell. The report details a transient model but we do not have the data files.

Publications: Water Resources Investigative Report 85-4207

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT Download USGS 1991 Local
GMS 2.1 LKPOWELL.MFS Download WRT 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 LKPOWELL.gps Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Malad-Lower Bear River

Desription:    USGS produced this MODFLOW-LGR model as part of a groundwater study that investigated the water budget and impact of groundwater pumping on surface springs and rivers in the Malad-Lower Bear River area. USGS used the model to generate capture maps that show the impacts of pumping on certain surface sources.

Publications: SIR 2017-5011

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW-LGR Download USGS




Milford

Desription:    This area includes a steady state and a 33 year transient model with a reference time of 1950.

Publications: Professional Paper 1409-G

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.ss Download USGS 1998 Local
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.tr Download USGS 1998 Local
GMS 2.1 MFORDSS.MFS Download WRT 1999 Local
GMS 2.1 MFORDTR.MFS Download WRT 1999 Local
GMS 6.0 MFORDSS.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 MFORDTR.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Morgan Valley

Desription:    This was a reconnaissance of the central Weber river area, Morgan and Summit counties, Utah. We do not have Data Files for this model.

Publications: Technical Publication 77

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Navajo Aquifer (SW Utah)

Desription:    This study contains a steady state and a 30 year transient model. Three alternative simulations for both the steady state and transient model are described in the WRI report.

Publications: Water Resources Investigative Report 90-4105

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Northern Utah Valley

Desription:    The study contains a 34 year transient simulation with a reference date of 1947. The second model is a 30 year transient predictive model with a 1980 reference time.

Publications: Technical Publication 80 , Water Resources Investigative Report 85-4007

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 83 FILEUNIT Download USGS 1985 Local
GMS 2.1 NUtVlTrn.mfs Download WRT 2002 Local
GMS 2.1 NUtVlPre.mfs Download WRT 2002 Local
GMS 6.0 NUtVlTrn.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 NUtVlPre.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Northern Utah Valley 2008

Desription:    

Publications: , Hydrology of Northern Utah Valley, Utah

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
Modflow 2000 ucfd.nam Download




Ogden Valley

Desription:    This is a Steady state model. The report describes a 12 month transient model but we do not have the data files.

Publications: Technical Publication 99

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Pahvant Valley

Desription:    This model is a 20 yr transient simulation with a refernce time in 1985.

Publications: Technical Publication 91 , Technical Publication 98 , Basic Data Report 46

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Panquitch Valley

Desription:    This model has four simulations: a steady state, 36 month transient, 25 year transient w/wells, 25 year transient w/sprinklers.

Publications: Technical Publication 102

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.SS Download USGS 1993 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.TR Download USGS 1993 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.WE Download USGS 1993 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.SP Download USGS 1993 Local
GMS 2.1 PANGUISS.MFS Download WRT 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 PANGUITR.MFS Download WRT 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 PANGUIWE.MFS Download WRT 2001 Local
GMS 2.1 PANGUISP.MFS Download WRT 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 PANGUISS.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 PANGUITR.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 PANGUIWE.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 PANGUISP.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Salt Lake Valley

Desription:    This model has three simulations: a steady state, a 23 year transient, and a 37 year transient model.

Publications: Technical Publication 87 , Open File Report 86-307 , Technical Publication 110B , Technical Publication 110C , Technical Publication 110D

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 84 FILEUNIT.SS Download USGS 1995 Local
MODFLOW 84 FILEUNIT.TR Download USGS 1995 Local
MOD88 BAS.SS Download USGS 1995 Local
GMS 2.1 SLVSS.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local
GMS 2.1 SLVTR.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local




Sanpete Valley

Desription:    This model has a steady state and a 23 year transient simulation with a refernce time of 1967.

Publications: Technical Publication 113

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.ss Download USGS 1998 Local
MODFLOW 88 fileunit.tr Download USGS 1998 Local
GMS 2.1 SANPETSS.MFS Download WRT 1999 Local
GMS 2.1 SANPETTR.MFS Download WRT 1999 Local
GMS 6.0 Sanpete_SS.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 Sanpete_TR.gpr Download WRT 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Sevier Desert

Desription:    This model has a steady state and a 30 year transient simulation.

Publications: Technical Publication 79 , Water Resources Investigative Report 83-4179

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
Trescott TRANS.LIS Download USGS 1984 Local




Sevier-Sigurd GW Basin

Desription:    This model has a steady state, a 32 year transient simulation with a refernce time of 1957, and a 24 month transient simulation with a refernce time of 1958.

Publications: Technical Publication 103 , Technical Publication 97

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.SS Download USGS 1995 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.TRM Download USGS 1995 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT.TRY Download USGS 1995 Local
GMS 2.1 SEVSIGSS.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local
GMS 2.1 SEVSIGTM.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local
GMS 2.1 SEVSIGTY.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local
GMS 6.0 SEVSIGSS.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 SEVSIGTM.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 SEVSIGTY.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Southern Utah/Goshen Valley

Desription:    This model has a steady state and a 42 year transient simulation.

Publications: Technical Publication 111

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
GMS 6.0 GOSHENSS.mfn Download DWR 2013 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Spanish Valley

Desription:    This is a steady state model.

Publications: Open-File Report 77-760

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Tooele Valley

Desription:    This area has a steady state model of 1968 and a 30 year transient simulation with 1968 as the Reference time.

Publications: Technical Publication 69 , Open File Report 80-446 , Water-Resources Investigations 99-4014

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MOD88 bas68 Download USGS 1995 Local
MOD88 bastr Download USGS 1995 Local
GMS 2.1 TOOELESS.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local
GMS 2.1 TOOELETR.MFS Download DWR 1999 Local
GMS 6.0 Tooele95_SS.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 Tooele95_TR.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Trail Mountain

Desription:    This is a transient model with pre and post mine simulations.

Publications: Water Supply Paper 2259

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
No Files N/A




Weber Delta

Desription:    This is a steady state, 30 yr transient model with a Reference Time of 1955, and a 20 year predictive simulation starting in 1985.

Publications: Technical Publication 93

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
MODFLOW 88 estshore.bas Download USGS 1990 Local
MODFLOW 88 FILEUNIT Download USGS 1991 Local
GMS 2.1 EASTSHOR.MFS Download DWR 2001 Local
GMS 6.0 EASTSHOR.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet
GMS 6.0 estshore.gpr Download DWR 2006 UTM NAD 27 Zone 12 - feet




Weber Delta ASR

Desription:    This model was constructed at Weber State as part of an ASR pilot study.

Publications: UGS Special Study 136

Model Data:
Format Master File Files Modified By Date Coordinate System
Visual MODFLOW Download Weber St