Bay/Delta Hydraulic Model—Thirty Years of Service

by Thomas H. Wakeman, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,
M. Lyn Hawkins, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The San Francisco Bay and Delta is an extremely complex estuarine system. During the past thirty years, the San Francisco Bay/Delta Hydraulic Model has proven to be a valuable scientific research tool aiding in the understanding of estuary hydrodynamics. The Model has assisted decision-makers in providing answers to questions associated with proposed plans for the estuary. Furthermore, the Model has kept pace with changing technology during this period by incorporating computer-control of data acquisition and tide generation. The Model continues to evolve, to meet the demands for reliable data by today's engineers, water resource planners and decision-makers.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Computer models | Data processing | Estuaries | Hydrologic models | Hydrodynamics | Bays | Decision making | California

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