Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan

Open-File Report 2018-1133
Prepared in cooperation with the Lansing Board of Water and Light
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Abstract

As part of local wellhead protection area programs, areas
contributing water to production wells need to be periodically
updated because groundwater-flow paths depend in part on
the stresses to the groundwater-flow system. A steady-state
groundwater-flow model that was constructed in 2009 was
updated to reflect recent (2017) pumping conditions in the
Lansing and East Lansing area in the Tri-County region, Michigan.
For this current (2017) study, withdrawals from selected
production wells were updated, and the existing model calibration
under the new pumping conditions was checked. Results
of flow simulations indicate that 10-year time-of-travel areas
cover approximately 25 square miles and 40-year time-oftravel
areas cover approximately 51 square miles.

Suggested Citation

Luukkonen, C.L., 2018, Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1133, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181133.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Description of Study Area
  • Groundwater-Flow Simulation
  • Model Assumptions and Limitations
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2018-1133
DOI 10.3133/ofr20181133
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Michigan Water Science Center
Description Report: v, 11 p.; Data release
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ingham County
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N