Hydro - Version 10 - MS Visual Basic Software
HYDRO and HYDRO 10 are programs developed in Fortran 90 and MS Visual Basic by WRA during the 1990s to simulate multi-purpose operation of reservoirs for hydropower generation, irrigation supply, water supply, flood control and compensation flow. WRA continues to maintain HYDRO for “existing” clients still using the software, but those wishing to use hydrological data for simulation of complex water resource systems including reservoirs are encouraged to adopt AQUATOR.
After specifying reservoir geometry, hydropower installations and historical or synthetic series of inflows and losses, the user can define demands for water, energy and peak power, set options and priorities, minimum head criteria and rule curves that govern the way the reservoir is operated. Numerical and graphical output can be displayed for rapid appraisal of each simulation.
Written in Fortran 90 and MS Visual Basic, the programs operating under Windows95 or Windows98. The user sees only the Visual Basic screens and is able to navigate rapidly through all the pages where program operation, data input and review of results are carried out. Data and results are saved in a series of Run Files and the user can rapidly work through a series of reservoir trials in which alternative operating strategies can be examined.