REFDSS

Riverine Environmental Flow Decision Support System

The Riverine Environmental Flow Decision Support System (REFDDS) is a hydrologic and ecosystem processes watershed model designed for decision maker support in the Delaware River Basin.

Developer
USGS
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to pubs.usgs.gov
Spatial Resolution
Model designed for the Delaware River basin. Model is GIS based and uses a small grid scale for habitat analysis. River reaches are defined for river system analysis.
Temporal Resolution
Time steps are daily to yearly. Results are recorded at multi-year intervals to look at long run changes.
Outputs
Outputs include habitat suitability, other ecosystem analyses, and watershed flows and hydrographs.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
If climate change conditions can be captured is unknown. Climate impacts are the not the primary focus of the model.
Geographic Region
Delaware River Basin
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
not applicable
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
windows
Mathematical Approach
spatial analysis, statistical
Maintenance Plan
not supported
Date of Last Known Update
1-Jan-14
User Manual
go to documentation at s3.amazonaws.com