DAVID FORD CONSULTING ENGINEERS INC
As a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Civil Program for Operation and Maintenance program for the National Portfolio Assessment for reallocation expand the Corps Water Management System (CWMS) to enable regulation of reservoir flows on a real-time basis for both authorized reservoir purposes and flood risk management. Analyze selected watersheds, locate or develop required dat. This action is for Accelerated CWMS Deployment through ARRA for American River Basin. Project 013681, Sacramento. CA 95811-3124. The objectives for the accelerated CWMS deployment campaign are as follows: 1. To enhance the capability of the Corps of Engineers offices nationwide to make well-informed decisions for managing reservoirs and water control systems. This will be achieved by expanding, at an accelerated pace, the availability of advanced information technology resources for hydrometeorological data management, display, and dissemination; watershed runoff forecasting; flood stage prediction; reservoir operation analysis; and flood impact analysis. 2. To create and maintain jobs for US citizens, in keeping with the goal of the ARRA. This will be achieved by using HEC’s BPA contractors to undertake the work and manage its successful completion. Those contractors, in turn, may use local consulting resources if appropriate and useful to the project. The intended deliverable of the overall project is, for a selected watershed in each division of the Corps of Engineers, a fully functional decision support system that will enhance water management. The target decision support system is CWMS, including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-ResSim, and HEC-FIA. For each watershed, software will be installed as needed and configured by a contractor, with cooperation of HEC and Division or District staff. Contractors will configure and calibrate the models, using data and information collected from District and Division staff. Contractors will test the software under simulated real-time high flow conditions, demonstrating the deployment under a stress test. Contractors will document actions taken to deploy the decision support system. Finally, contractors will transfer the technology to Corps staff in the appropriate District or Division offices. This task order is to deploy CWMS at the American River Basin.