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FloPy is a Python package to create, run, and post-process MODFLOW-based models

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FloPy includes support for MODFLOW 6, MODFLOW-2005, MODFLOW-NWT, MODFLOW-USG, and MODFLOW-2000. Other supported MODFLOW-based models include MODPATH (version 6 and 7), MT3DMS, MT3D-USGS, and SEAWAT.

For general modeling issues, please consult a modeling forum, such as the MODFLOW Users Group. Other MODFLOW resources are listed in the MODFLOW Resources section.


Documentation is available on Read the Docs and includes information on FloPy; tutorials for using FloPy with MODFLOW 6 and previous versions of MODFLOW, MT3DMS, MT3D-USGS, MODPATH, and ZONEBUDGET; and code documentation.


Bug reports, code contributions, or improvements to the documentation are welcome from the community. Prior to contributing, please read up on our guidelines for contributing and then check out one of our issues in the hotlist: community-help.

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Citation for FloPy:

Bakker, Mark, Post, Vincent, Langevin, C. D., Hughes, J. D., White, J. T., Starn, J. J. and Fienen, M. N., 2016, Scripting MODFLOW Model Development Using Python and FloPy: Groundwater, v. 54, p. 733–739, doi:10.1111/gwat.12413.

Software/Code citation for FloPy:

Bakker, Mark, Post, Vincent, Hughes, J. D., Langevin, C. D., White, J. T., Leaf, A. T., Paulinski, S. R., Bellino, J. C., Morway, E. D., Toews, M. W., Larsen, J. D., Fienen, M. N., Starn, J. J., and Brakenhoff, Davíd, 2022, FloPy v3.3.5: U.S. Geological Survey Software Release, 07 March 2022,


This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

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