Water rights analysis package (WRAP) modeling system Chapter uri icon


  • 2010 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) simulates management of the water resources of a river basin or multiple-basin region under a priority-based water allocation system. The model facilitates assessments of hydrologic and institutional water availability and reliability in satisfying requirements for instream flows, water supply diversions, hydroelectric energy generation, and reservoir storage. In WRAP terminology, water use requirements and reservoir and river system operating strategies are called water rights. Flood control operations can be included in the reservoir/river system simulation. Capabilities are also provided for tracking salinity loads and concentrations. Basin-wide impacts of water resources development projects and management practices are modeled. The modeling system is generalized for application to any riverreservoir-use system, with input datasets being developed for the particular river basin of concern. The public domain software and documentation (Wurbs, 2005a, 2005b; Wurbs, et al., 2005) are available at http://ceprofs.tamu.edu/rwurbs/wrap.htm.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wurbs, R. A.

complete list of authors

  • Wurbs, RA

Book Title

  • Watershed Models

publication date

  • January 2005