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Documentation of the dynamic parameter, water-use, stream and lake flow routing, and two summary output modules and updates to surface-depression storage simulation and initial conditions specification options with the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS)

Techniques and Methods 6-B8

National Water Census, Water Availability and Use Science Program
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https://doi.org/10.3133/tm6B8

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Abstract

This report documents seven enhancements to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) hydrologic simulation code: two time-series input options, two new output options, and three updates of existing capabilities. The enhancements are (1) new dynamic parameter module, (2) new water-use module, (3) new Hydrologic Response Unit (HRU) summary output module, (4) new basin variables summary output module, (5) new stream and lake flow routing module, (6) update to surface-depression storage and flow simulation, and (7) update to the initial-conditions specification. This report relies heavily upon U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chapter B7, which documents PRMS version 4 (PRMS-IV). A brief description of PRMS is included in this report.

Suggested Citation

Regan, R.S., and LaFontaine, J.H., 2017, Documentation of the dynamic parameter, water-use, stream and lake flow routing, and two summary output modules and updates to surface-depression storage simulation and initial conditions specification options with the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. B8, 60 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm6B8.

ISSN: 2328-7055 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Description of PRMS
  • Dynamic Parameter Input Option—Module dynamic_param_read
  • Water-Use Input Option—Module water_use_read
  • HRU Summary Output Option—Module nhru_summary
  • Basin Variables Summary Output Option—Module prms_summary
  • Stream and Lake Flow-Routing Option—Module muskingum_lake
  • Surface-Depression Storage Simulation Option
  • Initial-Conditions Specification Option
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Documentation of the Dynamic Parameter and Water-Use Input Options, Hydrologic Response Unit (HRU) and Basin Variables Summary Options, and Stream and Lake Flow-Routing, Surface-Depression Storage Simulation, and Initial-Conditions Specification Options
  • Appendix 2. PRMS Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Example Application to Demonstrate Use of Dynamic Parameters, Water-Use, Surface-Depression Storage, Streamflow With Lakes, NHRU Summary, and Initial-Conditions Capabilities

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Documentation of the dynamic parameter, water-use, stream and lake flow routing, and two summary output modules and updates to surface-depression storage simulation and initial conditions specification options with the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS)
Series title:
Techniques and Methods
Series number:
6-B8
DOI:
10.3133/tm6B8
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description:
Report: ix, 60 p.; Data Release
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Section B: Surface water in Book 6: Modeling techniques
Public Comments:
This report is Chapter 8 of Section B: Surface water in Book 6: Modeling techniques
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y