Hydrologic Analysis of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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This report analyzes the hydrologic ability of Fort Leonard Wood FLW in south-central Missouri to sustainably meet its water requirements with natural sources within the boundaries of the installation. This report documents efforts under the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation project, Integrated Installation Energy, Water, and Waste Modeling. This work was carried out in the second year of a 4-year program that is building on Net Zero Energy to tackle the more complicated problem of reducing energy, waste, and water at the same time through development of the Net Zero Installations NZI tool. It also supports the Army s Net Zero Water NZW program that seeks to enable Army posts to become self-reliant on basic needs, such as water, therefore becoming more secure and versatile. A definition of water sustainability is first given and then applied to the current sources of water available to FLW. Although this report is specific to FLW, it outlines a framework in which future NZW analyses can be completed for other installations. It is imperative to have an understanding of the water available to an Army post. This helps determine the ability of each installation to sustainably adapt to changing troop levels under a changing climate. The NZW framework of the NZI tool helps installations to understand the amount of water that is available from various sources such as rivers, groundwater, and municipal sources. Through this knowledge, Army staff can properly plan for the future and for emergency operations that may stress the current infrastructure. This report outlines only one piece of NZW, the regional analysis of naturally available water to support the base sustainably.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Water Pollution and Control