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Opportunity Assessment Toolbox

The Opportunity Assessment Toolbox is a searchable database of existing tools that have been used to conduct hydropower or environmental assessment in US river basins. To view descriptions of tools, please select from the categories in the box below. Descriptions can also be displayed in a printer friendly version. The Toolbox is a living database, continually updated with feedback from the user community. If you would like to submit a tool or information to the toolbox, please contact Jerry Tagestad.



Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM)

Distributed Hydrology Soil Vegetation Model (DHSVM)

Indicators: Hydrology, Scheduling



Habitat availability models

Habitat availability models

Indicators: Biology, Flow


Major System Improvements Analysis (MSIA)

Major System Improvements Analysis (MSIA)

Indicators: Biology, Generation


Comprehensive Passage Model (COMPASS)

Comprehensive Passage Model (COMPASS)

Indicators: Connectivity, Biology, Hydrology, Compliance


Physical Habitat Simulation (PHABSIM)

Physical Habitat Simulation (PHABSIM)

Indicators: Biology, Flow


Riverine habitat Simulation (RHABSIM)

Riverine habitat Simulation (RHABSIM)

Indicators: Flow, Biology


Criterium decision plus

Criterium decision plus

Indicators: Generation, Compliance


RiverWare

RiverWare

Indicators: Generation, Hydrology


Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC)

Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC)

Indicators: Scheduling, Capacity, Generation



River Habitat Model (RHM) developed by PNNL

River Habitat Model (RHM) developed by PNNL

Indicators: Biology, Connectivity


Climate change impacts on rivers (CIOR) tools

Climate change impacts on rivers (CIOR) tools

Indicators: Hydrology, capacity



Water Evaluation and Planning system (WEAP)

Water Evaluation and Planning system (WEAP)

Indicators: Capacity, Biology


ADYN

ADYN

Indicators: Hydrology, Water quality, Flow


CEQUALW2

CEQUALW2

Indicators: Hydrology, Water quality


NHAAP

NHAAP

Indicators: Generation, Capacity


ANSYS Fluent

ANSYS Fluent

Indicators: Flow


MODSIM-DSS (MODSIM)

MODSIM-DSS (MODSIM)

Indicators: Scheduling, Capacity, Generation



Soil-Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)

Soil-Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)

Indicators: Hydrology, Scheduling, Capacity


HeatSource

HeatSource

Indicators: Water quality


TTools

TTools

Indicators: Water quality


Qual2Kw

Qual2Kw

Indicators: Water quality


Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM)

Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM)

Indicators: Flow, Hydrology, Biology, Water Quality, Generation


RIVER2D

RIVER2D

Indicators: Hydrology, Biology


Index of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA)

Index of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA)

Indicators: Hydrology, Flow


Individual Based Modeling

Individual Based Modeling

Indicators: Biology


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