The Implementation of the Snowmelt Runoff Model in ArcGIS

TitleThe Implementation of the Snowmelt Runoff Model in ArcGIS
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2007
AuthorsMoore, B. C., Harshburger B. J., Blandford T. R., Humes K. S., and Walden V. P.
Conference Name75th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 75th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 2007
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationKailua-Kona, HI
KeywordsForecasting, SRM, ArcGIS, watershed, snow cover

To provide water resource managers and other end-users with operational forecast products and tools, we have implemented an enhanced version of the Snowmelt Runoff Model (SRM) that operates within ArcGIS 9.2. We have also implemented tools within ArcGIS that generate the necessary inputs to SRM. This ArcGIS-SRM system allows the user to easily: 1) delineate watersheds, 2) incorporate remote sensing images of snow cover, meteorological forecasts, and real-time streamflow values via the Internet, 3) compute several SRM model parameters, and 4) generate streamflow forecasts.