Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2006
Publication Date: 7/9/2006
Citation: Lobrecht, M.M., Goertz, L.A., Temple, D.M., Neilsen, M.L. 2006. Sites-water resource site analysis computer program, Version 2005. In: ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 9-12, 2006, Portland, Oregon. Paper No. 06-2101. 2006 CDROM. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The SITES Water Resource Site Analysis Computer program is used by USDA-NRCS and others for design and analysis of dams. The current program evolved from the DAMS2 program of the 1980’s with new features added for both functionality and ease of use. An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) was added as a user interface to assist the user in the generation of the required input data and evaluation of the output. SITES is a single event model that assists the engineer in the hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of multiple dam sites. It develops inflow hydrographs and uses the storage-discharge relationships at a dam site to flood route hydrographs through existing or potential reservoirs. The program can be used to proportion dams with water storage and release features that have drainage areas from a few acres to over 100 square miles. SITES will evaluate dams with subdivided watersheds or those that have upstream dams in series. A unique feature of the software is the ability to develop ratings for, and evaluate the integrity of, vegetated earth spillways. The current version, SITES 2005, was developed through the cooperative efforts of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Agricultural Research Service, and Kansas State University. It is intended for use in performing the analysis required for rehabilitation of existing dams as well as the design of new dams.