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DamData.txt

This file contains dam properties for outlet lakes that operate as reservoirs (i.e. dams) and which do not use general parameters (so the term olake below refers to those olakes that are reservoirs/dams). Properties defined here override the properties and generic parameters given in GeoData.txt and par.txt. Lake depth from GeoData.txt may also be kept by using -9999 for the value in DamData.txt. Dams defined in DamData.txt can not be included in LakeData.txt (with the exception of a LakeData.txt with only nutrient model parameters). Dam properties include physical characteristics, e.g. depth, and regulation routine parameters. In DamData.txt, four different dam types with different purposes may be used. These are irrigation dam, water supply dam, flood control dam and hydropower dam. Each typ has its own rules for regulation. Hydropower dams are regulated similar to the routines in LakeData.txt, but not totally.

DamData.txt can only be used for standard olakes (ldtype 1, see ldtype definition in LakeData.txt), no lakebasins are allowed.

DamData.txt is a tab-separated file located in the modeldir folder. Lakes are listed row-wise. The first row contains a column header with variable names. Variable names are not case-sensitive (max. 10 characters, no spaces). Columns with headings unknown to HYPE are skipped while reading the file. Columns containing character strings, e.g. descriptive meta-data, must not exceed a length of 100 characters. The columns may be in any order. A value must exist for every column and row, i.e. empty cells are not allowed, with the exception of column lake_depth, see first paragraph. Maximum 50 columns allowed.

Example snippet of a DamData.txt file structure:

PURPOSE SUBID LAKE_DEPTH REGVOL RATE EXP  W0REF SNOWFRAC QINFJAN QINFFEB QINFMAR ...
4       25    16.7       189    100  1.5  104   0.27     18.8    16.3    16.5    ...
4       34    55.7       85     75   1.5  0     0.61     5.3     5.1     4.1     ...
...     ...   ...        ...    ...  ...  ...   ...      ...     ...     ...     ...

The table below describes all DamData.txt columns read by HYPE.

Variable ID Unit Purpose Description
subid-allsubbasin ID (integer), used to connect lake basins to lakes (mandatory)
purpose-allthe main purpose of the reservoir, 1= irrigation, 2=water supply, 3=flood control, 4=hydropower (mandatory)
lake_depthmallwater depth below threshold for outlet lake (mean depth), can also be defined in GeoData.txt (must be > 0)
w0refmallreference water level to be added to simulated water level before print out, for lake outflow threshold
qprod1m3/s1/2/4parameter for regulated olake, constant production flow down to lowest allowed waterstage for regulation period 1
qprod2m3/s1/2/4parameter for regulated olake, constant production flow down to lowest allowed waterstage for regulation period 2
datum1-1/2/4parameter for regulated olake, start of regulation period 1 (if not defined only one period is used) (4 character month-day string mmdd)
datum2-1/2/4parameter for regulated olake, start of regulation period 2 (4 character month-day string mmdd)
qamp-4parameter for regulated olake, seasonally varying flow in regulated volume. Variation defined in form of a sinus wave with this amplitude (as fraction of current qprod), where the minimum of the sinus wave occurs for day number qpha
qpha-4parameter for regulated olake, seasonally varying flow below the threshold. day number for the minimum of the sinus wave.
snowfrac-4fraction of the precipitation in the dam’s catchment that falls as snow (can be taken from a model run with this as output), used to give default seasonal varying production flow for high latitude dams (for snowfrac>0.35: qamp=0.71, qpha must be set)
ratem2/time stepallparameter for specific rating curve of unregulated lakes or for spillway flow of regulated olakes above threshold (w0ref), equation q = rate (w - w0)^exp
exp-allparameter for specific rating curve or for spillway flow of regulated olake above threshold (w0ref), equationq = rate (w - w0)^exp
regvol106 m3allregulation volume for general regulation routine. Determines lowest water stage for production flow. (must be less than lake depth * lake area) (suggest 85% of dam volume if data can’t be found)
wampmallregulation amplitude. Usually larger than water depth given by regvol. Used for scaling output water stage (wcom) to larger variation than given by regvol. Set to -9999 for not to use.
qinfjanm3/sallmean January inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinffebm3/sallmean Fabruary inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfmarm3/sallmean March inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfaprm3/sallmean April inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfmaym3/sallmean May inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfjunm3/sallmean June inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfjulm3/sallmean July inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfaugm3/sallmean August inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfsepm3/sallmean September inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfoctm3/sallmean October inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfnovm3/sallmean November inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
qinfdecm3/sallmean December inflow to reservoir (can be taken from a model run without reservoirs for example)
start/hype_file_reference/damdata.txt.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/09 14:31 by rcapell