Simulate Environmental Flow Alternatives


Recently, Ryan Morrison (USGS) and Mark Stone (Assistant professor at UNM) were able to leverage the visual and dynamic strengths of GoldSim to successfully involve a diverse group of stakeholders in evaluating flow alternatives for the Rio Chama basin, New Mexico. This model was built to represent the upstream river flows, operations of the Abiquiu and El Vado reservoirs, future basin conditions, and economic considerations of the system as they are assumed to change over time. A full summary of the project was published in the Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) in August 2014. In addition to the article, you can download a copy of the model, from Ryan Morrison's website, here.

This project was highlighted in a recent blog post.


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