The town of Mantua is a good example of an urban area with an intricate surface water system leading to complex groundwater/surface-water interactions. In this context, the Site of National Interest (SIN) “Laghi di Mantova e Polo Chimico”, is characterized by intense pumping activity by means of industrial wells and hydraulic barriers. In order to establish the interactions between groundwater and the surface water system, evaluating their relation with the pumping activities, a transient groundwater numerical model was developed (January 2016 - December 2018) using MODFLOW-2005 and the Streamflow-Routing (SFR2) package, following a participatory approach. Results show how, depending on the minimum/ maximum groundwater conditions and the discharge values of the surface channels, the relation between groundwater/surface-waters can vary during the year, also affecting the operation of the hydraulic barriers. The stakeholders could use the calibrated model in the future to ensure optimal management of the pumping activities within the SIN.

Bonomi, T., Sartirana, D., Toscani, L., Stefania, G., Zanotti, C., Rotiroti, M., et al. (2022). Modeling groundwater/surface-water interactions and their effects on hydraulic barriers, the case of the industrial area of Mantua (Italy). ACQUE SOTTERRANEE, 11(2), 43-55 [10.7343/as-2022-569].

Modeling groundwater/surface-water interactions and their effects on hydraulic barriers, the case of the industrial area of Mantua (Italy)

Bonomi, Tullia
Primo
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Sartirana, Davide
Secondo
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Toscani, Luca;Stefania, Gennaro A.;Zanotti, Chiara;Rotiroti, Marco;Redaelli, Agnese;Fumagalli, Letizia
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

The town of Mantua is a good example of an urban area with an intricate surface water system leading to complex groundwater/surface-water interactions. In this context, the Site of National Interest (SIN) “Laghi di Mantova e Polo Chimico”, is characterized by intense pumping activity by means of industrial wells and hydraulic barriers. In order to establish the interactions between groundwater and the surface water system, evaluating their relation with the pumping activities, a transient groundwater numerical model was developed (January 2016 - December 2018) using MODFLOW-2005 and the Streamflow-Routing (SFR2) package, following a participatory approach. Results show how, depending on the minimum/ maximum groundwater conditions and the discharge values of the surface channels, the relation between groundwater/surface-waters can vary during the year, also affecting the operation of the hydraulic barriers. The stakeholders could use the calibrated model in the future to ensure optimal management of the pumping activities within the SIN.
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heterogeneous aquifer, pumping wells, 3D flow model, aquifer-river-lake water balance;
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Bonomi, T., Sartirana, D., Toscani, L., Stefania, G., Zanotti, C., Rotiroti, M., et al. (2022). Modeling groundwater/surface-water interactions and their effects on hydraulic barriers, the case of the industrial area of Mantua (Italy). ACQUE SOTTERRANEE, 11(2), 43-55 [10.7343/as-2022-569].
Bonomi, T; Sartirana, D; Toscani, L; Stefania, G; Zanotti, C; Rotiroti, M; Redaelli, A; Fumagalli, L
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