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:

Storage Reservoir:

Calculates mass balance, including evaporation, precipitation and bank storage, releases, regulated and unregulated spill; and sediment accumulation.

Power Reservoir:
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.

Inline Pump/Generator:
Calculates pumping/generating power and energy and turbine/pump flow.

River Reach:
Routes flow and calculates gains and losses.

Calculates mass balance at a river confluence.

River Gage:
Reflects measured or forecasted flows.

Water Users:
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.

Groundwater Storage:
 Models temporary aquifer storage for return flows.

Glen Canyon

    Models bi-directional flow between reservoirs.

    Thermal Object:
    Represents economics of hydropower in total hydro/thermal
    power systems.

    Data Object:
    Evaluates user-defined expressions.

Will RiverWare Meet Your Needs?
Check out this resource we provide to help you evaluate RiverWare:
  RiverWare Informational Tutorials  
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