Layne is a nationally recognized leader in developing and applying groundwater flow models.
 
Modeling environmental processes requires an understanding of the integrated hydrologic, geologic, and landscape systems. Due to the complexity of system, we provide answers that are practical and feasible. This allows water suppliers and water resource planners to make educated decisions about the future of the resource. In addition, because we understand how problems appear from a number of perspectives within a community, we clearly communicate our results and recommendations
 
Layne has helped communities with:
  • Well field siting and design  
    Riverbank filtration testing and analysis
  • Angle well testing, analysis and design
  • Collector well testing, analysis and design
  • Salt water and fresh water investigations
  • Aquifer recharge evaluations
  • Surface water -groundwater interactions
  • Levee seepage analysis
  • Well field optimization and management
  • Pumping impact analysis
  • Conjuntive use evaluations
  • Groundwater availability analysis
  • Water quality evaluations
  • Wellhead projection area delineations
 

Model Code Development

Layne has developed new model code and modified existing code for the purposes of simplifying the modeling process or to provide solutions other models cannot. Scientists at Layne developed EPA's wellhead protection area delineation model: WhAEM. This analytic element model is being used throughout the country by state agencies and consultants.

Most recently we developed and patented a new groundwater program for flow in the vicinity of horizontal wells and Ranney® Collector Wells (patent pending). The collector well model is embedded in the TimML 3-D analytic element code to include the effects of regional groundwater flow as well as nearby surface waters.  This tool allows Layne to provide optimal well siting and design specifications for large well systems and high-capacity collector wells.