The Pit Lake Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model

PITLAKQ is dedicated to pit lake modeling. In addition to general lake modeling features it provides many additional possibilities to represent processes that are specific to pit lakes. The software is open source and therefore provide free of charge see The Software.

The Software

PITLAKQ couples the models CE-QUAL-W2 and PHREEQC and adds new functionality to account for the pit lake requirements. It includes the most important processes in pit lakes. For example, several sources of acidity such as erosion or release from submerged sediments and spatially distributed groundwater inflow help to better represent pit lake conditions. Furthermore, PITLAKQ can account for the effects of water treatment on water quality. The two-dimensional model setup with one vertical and one horizontal dimension allows having sinks and sources with defined spatial locations.

PITLAKQ is Open Source (BSD license). The source code is available in a GitLab repository. Pull requests are welcome. Please sign up for the email list to stay current with the latest news. Please subscribe to get your questions about PITLAKQ answered.

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