MODFLOW-NWT model used to evaluate potential effects of alterations to the hydrologic system in the vicinity of Long Lake, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Gary, Indiana

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A three dimensional groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-NWT) was developed to examine the effects of changes to engineering controls and Lake Michigan surface water levels on the distribution of ponded water near Long Lake in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Gary, Indiana. The steady state model was calibrated to relatively low groundwater level condition of October 2002 and a relatively high groundwater level condition of March 2011. Scenario models were generated that examined the effects of (1) removing the beaver dams in US-12 ditch, (2) discontinuing seepage of water from the filtration pond east of East Long Lake, (3) discontinuing discharge from US-12 ditch to the Gary Sanitary District sewer system, (4) decreasing discharge from US-12 ditch to the Gary Sanitary District sewer system, (5) connecting East Long Lake and West Long Lake, (6) deepening County Line Road ditch, and (7) raising and lowering the water level of Lake Michigan. This USGS data release contains all of the input and output files for the simulations described in the associated model documentation report (https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5003/).

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Metadata Date February 10, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 10, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Bbox North Lat 41.65
Bbox South Lat 41.57
Bbox West Long -87.30
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Licence The data have been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from authorized or unauthorized use. Although the data, software, and related material have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2002-10-01
Temporal Extent End 2011-03-31

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