The Integrated Northern Tampa Bay Model
The Integrated Northern Tampa Bay (INTB) model is a calibrated model application of the IHM code. The INTB model covers 4,000 sqmi of the Tampa Bay region. The calibration and verification periods include 10 and 8 years, respectively, of widely varying rainfall and pumping conditions. The Tampa Bay region includes large areas dominated by near-surface water table and high density water bodies. The INTB model has provided broad decision support for a hydrologic system which displays dynamic hydrologic interaction among uplands, water bodies, and the groundwater system. Development and calibration of the INTB model was a joint effort of Tampa Bay Water and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.