Modflow-setup is a Python package for automating the setup of MODFLOW groundwater models from grid-independent source data including shapefiles, rasters, and other MODFLOW models that are geo-located. Input data and model construction options are summarized in a single configuration file. Source data are read from their native formats and mapped to a regular finite difference grid specified in the configuration file. An external array-based Flopy model instance with the desired packages is created from the sampled source data and configuration settings. MODFLOW input can then be written from the flopy model instance.
For more details, see the modflow-setup documentation
The yaml file summarizes source data and parameter settings for setting up the various MODFLOW packages. To set up the model:
from mfsetup import MFnwtModel, MF6model m = MF6model.setup_from_yaml(<path to configuration file>)
m is a flopy MODFLOW-6 model instance that is returned. The MODFLOW input files can be written from the model instance:
m = MFnwtModel.setup_from_yaml(<path to configuration file>) m.write_input()
See the Installation Instructions
Leaf AT and Fienen MN (2022) Modflow-setup: Robust automation of groundwater model construction. Front. Earth Sci. 10:903965. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.903965
Leaf, A.T. and Fienen, M.N. (2022). Modflow-setup version 0.1, U.S. Geological Survey Software Release, 30 Sep. 2022. https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O3QWQ1
Fienen, M.N, and Corson-Dosch, N.T., 2021, Groundwater Model Archive and Workflow for Neversink/Rondout Basin, New York, Source Water Delineation: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9HWSOHP.
Fienen, M.N., Corson-Dosch, N.T., White, J.T., Leaf, A.T. and Hunt, R.J. (2022), Risk-Based Wellhead Protection Decision Support: A Repeatable Workflow Approach. Groundwater, 60: 71-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.13129
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