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Unformatted text preview: CE 3101 Fall 2011 Homework 12 - Project Dakota This is a 25-point PAIRED-PAIRED-GROUP assignment. Due Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 11:59:59 P.M. Abstract In self-selected groups of up to four (4) members, you will design, write, implement, test, and debug a MATLAB program to model the seasonal variations of the water table in Dakota county between tributaries of the Vermillion River. A brief letter report and a separate formal invoice are required, in addition to the working, well-documented, code. A full written report is NOT requested or required. Evaluation After completing this assignment you are each required to INDIVIDUALLY complete the Homework 12 Evaluation , found on the course Moodle web site. 1 Background and motivation The Vermillion River Watershed is the largest watershed in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, covering more than 370 square miles (see Figures 1 and 2). The watershed covers parts of Scott, Dakota, and Goodhue Counties, containing more than 150,000 human residents and this number is expected to more than double by 2030. According to Trout Unlimited, the Vermillion River is the only world class trout stream within a major metropolitan Area in the United States. Figure 1: Vermillion River watershed map. [mnpropertyrightswatch.org]. Although there are 23 local government units, and one sovereign nation, within the Vermillion River Watershed, the watershed is administered through a Joint Powers Agreement between Scott and Dakota Counties. The associated Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) has taxation authority and an ambitious long-term plan for maintaining and improving the river. For more information about the Vermillion River, including detailed maps and photographs, see 1 : http://www.vermillionriverwatershed.org/ 1 These web sites are given to you for general information purposes only. You do not need to extract any data from these sites to complete this assignment. Nonetheless, viewing some of the photographs may help you to construct a useful visual image of the problem that you are addressing in this assignment. Homework 12 [rev 11/28] 1 CE 3101 Fall 2011 Figure 2: Vermillion River, on the Miles property. [co.dakota.mn.us]. http://www.fmr.org/projects/vermillion_river_watershed http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Locations/OtherMaps/YourVermillionRiverWatershed.htm http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shorelandmgmt/vermillionriver/index.html http://www.twincitiestu.org/vermillion.asp This homework problem is motivated by a request from Dakota County for a model to help with water resource planning, and contaminant transport in and around the Vermillion River . In this assignment you will build and exercise a simple mathematical model to investigate the transient flow 2 in a surficial aquifer 3 , which is driven by areal recharge 4 and the interactions with two adjacent rivers....
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