Links between these systems are dynamic
and highly dependent on regional geology and local usage patterns.
Our approach to understanding water at a landscape scale is to use simulation modeling.
We develop detailed surface and groundwater models and refine them with local knowledge and data.
This allows us to test our understanding of water movement across, and beneath, the landscape. Models can then be used to evaluate management and conservation scenarios, i.e., how does water conservation or forest restoration affect stream and groundwater levels?