As you build a model, select the appropriate methods for modeling physical processes on each feature. Changing the processes for a different application is as easy as selecting and de-selecting items on a menu. Some of RiverWare's generic features and their physical processes are:
Calculates mass balance, including evaporation, precipitation and bank storage, releases, regulated and unregulated spill; and sediment accumulation.
Calculates storage reservoir processes plus turbine releases, hydropower and energy and tailwater elevation.
Slope Power Reservoir:
Calculates storage and power reservoir processes plus wedge storage reservoir routing.
Pump Storage Reservoir:
Calculates power reservoir processes plus pumping power and energy.
Calculates pumping/generating power and energy and turbine/pump flow.
Routes flow and calculates gains and losses.
Calculates mass balance at a river confluence.
Reflects measured or forecasted flows.
Calculates depletion (consumption), groundwater and surface water return flow.
Aggregates water users and models simple diversions.
Models gravity or pumped diversion structure.
Aggregate Delivery Canal:
Models off-line delivery canals.
Models temporary aquifer storage for return flows.