The TVA Model for Hydrodynamics of Vertically Well-Mixed Rivers and Reservoirs,
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An unsteady two-dimensional vertically homogeneous hydrodynamic computer model of rivers and unstratified reservoirs is described. The model, named HOMER for Hydrodynamics Of Meandering Rivers, provides a better definition of flow patterns near power generating plants or other industries which may be intaking water or discharging into the river. The objective of this model is to provide hydrodynamic information in an easily understood format which can contribute to an evaluation of existing intakes and discharges. For the case of proposed industrial plants, the model can be used to assist in the evaluation of alternative intake and discharge sites. The model provides such quantitative information as the source of water at various intake sites by tracing the time history of water passing over each potential intake location. The downstream regions affected by discharge from the plant can also be assessed by tracing the path and dispersion of releases.