Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Civil Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Shonali Laha

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee chair

Second Advisor's Name

Leonel Lagos

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Walter Tang

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member


Modeling, Surface Water, DHI, Atmospheric Events, South Carolina, Flow

Date of Defense



Hydrological models are powerful tools used to predict water systems behavior such as flow and water level characteristics for rivers and streams. In this research, a fully dynamic 1-D model was developed using the MIKE 11 model for a specific stream called A-014, this stream is in the Savannah River Site (SRS), SC.

A field study was conducted in order to collect data needed as inputs for the model development. Data like water velocity and cross-section measurement played a major role in understanding the behavior of the A-014 and the validation of our model.

Results showed a correlation capable to predict the water flow of the A-014 stream and how it can be affected by atmospheric events and hydrologic infrastructure. Rain fall events had a big effect in the stream flow by increasing it along many cross-sections. In addition, hydrological infrastructures effected the stream flow by slowing it down and by forming ponds around the culvert and weir which are located in the A-014 stream.





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