CE 394K.2 Surface Water Hydrology


Hydrologic Modeling Web Sites




Publicly Available Surface Water Modeling Systems


1. Hydrologic Engineering Center, US Army Corps of Engineers



Models: HEC-HMS Hydrologic Modeling System

HEC-RAS River Analysis System

HEC-FDA Flood Damage Assessment



2. Environmental Protection Agency



Models are contained within a GIS-linked system called Basins (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources). GIS database for HUC units in the US linked to:

HSPF-NPSM (Hydrologic Simulation Program Fortran Nonpoint Source Modeling)

QUAL2E steady state water quality modeling in rivers

Toxiroute unsteady state water quality routing


Basins 3 is in beta testing and it has the SWAT model in it.


3. EPA Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling



Models: Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) http://www.epa.gov/ceampubl/swmm.htm

(see also http://www.ccee.orst.edu/swmm/) This is a DOS model


4. Blacklands Research Center



Model: Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). Continuous hydrologic simulation of water, sediment and chemical movement. Supported with data for the whole US.


5. US Geological Survey



Model: Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) http://water.usgs.gov/software/prms.html Continuous simulation of watershed hydrology. Supported with an extensive GIS preprocessor called Weasel http://wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov/weasel/


Commercially Available Surface Water Modeling Systems


6. Environmental Modeling Research Laboratory, Brigham Young University



Models: GMS Groundwater Modeling System

WMS Watershed Modeling System

SMS Surface Water Modeling System


7. Danish Hydraulic Institute



Models: Mike-11 and Mike-11 GIS Flood management

Mike-Basin River Basin Management

Mike SHE Hydrologic Cycle simulation

Mouse Urban Drainage


8. BOSS International



Provides commercial sales and support for many hydrologic and hydraulic models


Other Modeling Systems of Interest


9. Famine Early Warning System Network



Mozambique flood warning: http://edcnts11.cr.usgs.gov/mozflooding/



Assignment for Tues Jan 23:


Divide up into groups of two people with each group picking a different website. Prepare a brief presentation to the class with a brief one or two-page handout which describes what modeling systems are available at that site, what problems the models solve and how one might obtain their input data.