Hydraulic Modeling for Dam Safety and Emergency Management Applications
The BOR uses lidar and other remote-sensing-based elevation data as a basis for hydraulic modeling of dam failure and operational release flood flows. This work involves the implementation of both one-dimensional and two-dimensional hydraulic models and relies heavily on an interfacing with Esri’s ArcGIS software. Hydraulic modeling employs the use of the Danish Hydraulic Institute’s MIKE models. Applications of this technology include emergency management and dam safety risk analysis.