|WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION||
|Explanation of the criteria for classification and numbering of components|| K75.3.02
|Explanation of the dates on the component's description|
SIMULATION OF FLOOD CONTROL AND CONSERVATION SYSTEMS (HEC-5)
1. Purpose and objectives
The program is designed to simulate the operation of reservoirs in a river system for multiple purposes: flood control, water supply, hydropower, and water quality. The program can be used to evaluate existing and proposed systems using defined flow sequences.
Any combination of intervals can be used throughout a discharge
sequence to best define the essence of the modelled operation. Automatic determination of yield or conservation storage can be made for up to nine independent reservoirs. Hydropower operation can be simulated with individual project or system energy requirements. Pump-storage can also be simulated. The HEC-5Q complement to HEC-5 simulates water quality in the
Card image input is used. Time-series data may be input using the HEC-DSS Data Storage System software. Basic data includes job specification, reservoir starting storage and storage vs. maximum outflow function, and locations where a reservoir operates for specified
requirements and constraints. Routing criteria link reservoir and control
points and local flow data are required for all locations in the system. Optional data can be provided defining reservoir area and elevations, power capability, minimum flow requirements, diversions, and flood constraints.
Graphical and tabular outputs are available. The program is actually two programs run in series. The first program reads the input data, operates the system, and generates an intermediate file. The second reads
the intermediate file, and displays the output. The HEC-DSS software may also be used to view simulation results.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
a. Persons with knowledge and experience in reservoir operations and
b. One week of training would be desirable.
c. The program was written for use on Windows PC’s but may be used
d. The program is dimensioned for numerous control points,
e. Program limitations: (1) many options make the program
6. Form of presentation
Program on CD or download from www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil Support documentation consisting of Users and Programmers Manuals and Training Documents. Instructional videotapes are also available.
7. Operational experience
Worldwide use since 1979.
8. Originator and technical support
The Hydrologic Engineering Center, HEC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
10. Conditions on use
A standard handling fee is charged for the CD and documentation. Download is free.
| Reclassified from K56.3.03 MAR 1987
(First entered: 03 FEB 81
Last updated: 1 DEC 99)