HEC-RTS

Hydrologic Engineering Center - Real Time Simulation

The Hydrologic Engineering Center's Real Time Simulation (HEC-RTS) is a real time simulation watershed model intended for short-term watershed management decision support. Model capabilities include data integration, validation, visualization and communication, and simulation of groundwater infiltration, overland flow, base flow, and channel flow processes.

Developer
USACE
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.hec.usace.army.mil
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is based on HEC-HMS spatial grid.
Temporal Resolution
The overall simulation duration is on the order of days. Time step ranges from hours to days.
Outputs
Model outputs include predicted reservoir release schedule, river routing, flood inundation maps, flood damages, and flood costs.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are not incorporated as the model is for short term forecasting and real time planning.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
GUI, java
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
simulation
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-May-17
User Manual
go to documentation at www.hec.usace.army.mil