RTI has built a new watershed modeling tool and decision-support platform to enable inter-active quantitative investigation of water availability and allocation at multiple geographic scales. The Watershed Flow and ALLocation (WaterFALL®) system employs elements of the well-established hydrologic model, the Generalized Water Loading Function (GWLF) that has been modified to run on EPA’s enhanced National Hydrography Dataset (NHDPlus) hydrologic network. RTI has indexed extensive data layers onto each individual NHDPlus catchment to provide all of the input data needed to parameterize and run the modified GWLF model within a catchment. Routing routines are embedded to allow the cumulative water resource impacts across any number of user-selected catchments to be quantified. Advantages of this distributed model architecture include:
WaterFALL is a proprietary model developed by RTI. Currently, RTI uses WaterFALL to conduct projects for clients in the areas of hydrologic foundation development, resiliency, ecological flow development, and climate and land use change analyses throughout the Southeast and Midwestern U.S. The design of WaterFALL allows for easy project set up and modification. If you are interested in having WaterFALL used for your project please contact email@example.com.
Featured Collection on Ecological Flows in North Carolina (2/1/17)
Proposed use of WaterFALL in Integrated Water Resource Management (12/12/16)
HydroFlows and OysterFlows Apps built in TNC’s Freshwater Network for LA and MS (5/1/16)