Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11th National Hydrologic Warning Council Training Conference and Exposition-Call for Abstracts

The Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 11th National Hydrologic Warning Council Training Conference and Exposition is now available. Scheduled for June 16-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN, the event will highlight “Advances in Hydrologic Warning – The Race to Save Lives.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Positions available at WEST Consultants

Hey Everyone-
We’re looking to add to my staff here in the Portland, OR office of WEST Consultants.  We are looking for talented, forward-thinking, problem-solving, ambitious, and creative hydraulic engineers to work with me and my staff on some exciting projects.  WEST offers a dynamic work environment where our talented teams are solving some of the most challenging projects in water resources engineering.  We have two positions in Portland, Oregon that we’re considering excellent candidates for:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Retrieving Output Automatically

Written by Christopher Goodell, P.E., D.WRE  |  WEST Consultants
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Did you know that there are 268 output variables that you can retrieve automatically using the HECRASController?  That’s right, everything from velocity in the main channel, to shear stress, to stream power, to hydraulic depth, and of course water surface elevation.  There’s more than you can possibly ever want or need.  The post “Automating HEC-RAS” demonstrates how to get started with this.  To access any of the 268 variables, you can use the HECRASController Output_NodeOuput subroutine or the Output_ReachOutput function.  Both of these are described in detail in “Breaking the HEC-RAS Code”.
Here’s just a sample of the variables and their respective IDs. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

“Using HEC-RAS for Dam Break Studies”

Written by Christopher Goodell, P.E., D.WRE  |  WEST Consultants
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HEC recently published a new training document called “Using HEC-RAS for Dam Break Studies”.  Written by Gary Brunner, P.E., D.WRE, it is an easy to follow guide for performing Dam Break simulations in HEC-RAS.
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It covers topics like: