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USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF)


Authors: Mayss Saadoon
Owners: Mayss Saadoon · Jason Sheeley · Adrian Christopher
Resource type:Collection Resource
Created:Jul 13, 2018 at 1:36 p.m.
Last updated: Jul 13, 2018 at 1:39 p.m. by Mayss Saadoon

Abstract

The Corps Water Management System (CWMS) includes four interrelated models to assist with water management for the basin:
- GeoHMS (Geospatial Hydrologic Modeling Extension)
- ResSIM (Reservoir System Simulation)
- RAS (River Analysis System)
- FIA (Flood Impact Analysis)

The Colorado River flows northwest to southeast, beginning approximately near Lamesa, TX and emptying into the Gulf of Mexico near Bay City, TX. The river begins at an approximate elevation of 3,300 ft. While the perennial portion of the river is entirely located within Texas, its drainage basin of approximately 42,000 square miles does encompass part of eastern New Mexico. Precipitation within the Colorado River basin varies from west to east. The western portion of the basin receives 14-16 inches of precipitation, on average, each year. As one travels east, average annual precipitation exceeds 40 inches. The basin, particularly in the southeast, can experience extremely intense precipitation events capable of producing staggering rainfall totals. These systems range from intense thunderstorms to hurricanes.
Many reservoirs were constructed in the Colorado River Basin, and they are managed for water supply, irrigation, flood control, recreation, and other uses. Several entities assist with water management operations including: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Upper Colorado River Authority (UCRA), Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), and Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD). Reservoirs in the basin with USACE regulatory authority include: Hords Creek Dam within the Pecan Bayou basin, O.C. Fisher Dam and Twin Buttes Dam (Section 7) within the Concho River basin, and Mansfield Dam (Section 7) on the mainstem Colorado River.

Subject Keywords

Colorado River Watershed,Corps Water Management System (CWMS),USACE,IWRSS

How to cite

Saadoon, M. (2018). USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF), HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/9fce6c8dd4af4ccb909b153280f9ee56

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Coverage

Spatial:

 Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:  WGS84 EPSG:4326
 Coordinate Units:  [u'Decimal degrees']
North Latitude
33.7940°
East Longitude
-95.9706°
South Latitude
28.6822°
West Longitude
-103.9412°

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USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF) CompositeResource Mayss Saadoon · Jason Sheeley · Adrian Christopher Discoverable Open Access
USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF) Bank Lines GeographicFeatureResource Mayss Saadoon Discoverable Open Access
USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF) Centerlines GeographicFeatureResource Mayss Saadoon · Adrian Christopher · Jason Sheeley Discoverable Open Access
USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF) Conversion Points GeographicFeatureResource Mayss Saadoon · Adrian Christopher · Jason Sheeley Discoverable Open Access
USACE CWMS - Colorado River Watershed (SWF) Study Area GeographicFeatureResource Mayss Saadoon · Jason Sheeley · Adrian Christopher Discoverable Open Access

Authors

The people or organizations that created the intellectual content of the resource.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Mayss Saadoon U.S. Army corps of engineers
Extended Metadata
Name Value
USACE Model Registry USACEModelRegistryAdmin@usace.army.mil

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