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GroMoPo Metadata for KGS Equus Beds (GMD2) Model

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Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 (GMD2) was formally established in 1975 and was the second of five such local management districts in Kansas authorized under the Groundwater Management District Act of 1972. GMD2 overlies the Equus Beds aquifer, a groundwater system in south-central Kansas that represents the easternmost portion of the much larger High Plains aquifer (HPA), which in turn covers parts of South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Like much of the HPA, irrigation is the dominant water use, although the Equus Beds aquifer is also a primary water source for large municipal allocations, such as for the cities of Wichita and Hutchinson, along with other significant industrial uses. The management goal of GMD2 is to balance groundwater withdrawals with annual recharge to prevent unsustainable groundwater mining while also protecting from and remediating groundwater contamination

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


Additional Metadata

Name Value
Depth 125 meters
Scale 10 001 - 100 000 km²
Layers 1
Purpose Groundwater resources, Streamflow depletion, Decision support
IsVerified True
Model Code MODFLOW
Model Link
Model Time 1945-2017
Model Year 2020
Creator Email
Model Country N/A
Data Available Unsure
Developer Email N/A
Dominant Geology Unconsolidated sediments
Developer Country United States
Publication Title GMD2 Groundwater Flow Model: High Plains Aquifer Modeling Maintenance Project
Original Developer No
Additional Information KGS GMD2 model for High Plains Aquifer model maintenance program
Integration or Coupling N/A
Evaluation or Calibration Dynamic water levels, Baseflow
Geologic Data Availability Unknown

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Zipper, S. C., S. Zipper, GroMoPo (2023). GroMoPo Metadata for KGS Equus Beds (GMD2) Model, HydroShare,

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