January 13, 2016

Central Arizona Project - Service Area Model

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

GoldSim is being used by engineers and planners at Central Arizona Project to simulate water management in an area experiencing rapid growth coupled with uncertainties about future water supply, demand and reliability.

The Central Arizona Project Service Area Model (CAP:SAM) was developed by in-house staff using GoldSim software to simulate water demands for all major water using entities in the CAP three county Service Area, and the water supplies they use to meet their demands.  The model can be used to simulate a wide range of future conditions including variable rates and patterns of growth, shortage impacts, effluent reuse, aquifer recharge and recovery, and complex supply portfolio management decisions on an annual time step.