Accession Number:

ADA102189

Title:

Continuous Hydrologic Simulation of the West Branch DuPage River Above West Chicago: An Application of Hydrocomp's HSP.

Descriptive Note:

Research note,

Corporate Author:

HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report was to document the calibration and application of an HSP model for the DuPage River basin, and to evaluate HSP as a tool in urban hydrologic analysis. Topics were discussed in the following order model structure, parameters, and data requirements a description of the study basin, parameter calibration, and land use calibration results, long record simulation, estimation of discharge frequency, and conclusions. An HSP continuous hydrologic simulation model of the West Branch DuPage River above West Chicago was calibrated and verified, long-record precipitation and other meteorologic data were assembled and provided as input to the model, and resulting annual peak discharges used to estimate discharge frequency at the gage site for constant present conditions. Continuous hydrologic simulation provides a viable alternative as a method of analysis for urban hydrologic systems. It requires large amounts of data and significant labor to calibrate an HSP model to a specific basin. For studies that warrant such a detailed definition of the hydrologic process, the model provides a rational representation of basin hydrology that could be applied to the investigation of complex water resource problems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE