Description and Evaluation of Program: SNUSM

by Robert S. Gooch, Salt River Project, Phoenix, United States,
James Keith, Salt River Project, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures for Enhanced Safety and Physical Security


The Staggered Net Unsteady State Model (SNUSM) was developed in the early 1980's by the United States Bureau of Reclamation under the direction of Bob Gooch and Al Graves. The primary purpose for developing this model was to obtain very accurate flow and depth projections in the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal system to be used in the development of methods to regulate flows for both normal operations, and in reaction to emergency conditions [Gooch & Graves, 1985] [Gooch, 1983a]. Although originally developed to be used for the CAP, it has also been used on other canal systems including the Tehema-Colusa canal in California, Ministry of Irrigation in Egypt, and the Canal de Cartagena in Spain with good results. The field application of SNUSM has resulted in a greater degree of refinement and robustness than most generic canal unsteady state models.

Subject Headings: Canals | Computer models | Project management | Model accuracy | Irrigation | Simulation models | Flow simulation | Bureau of Reclamation | United States | Arizona | California | Egypt | Africa | Middle East | Spain | Europe

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