Information Processing and Synthesis Tool
The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, conducted a multi-year study, the Central Valley Hydrology Study, to update a flood hazard assessment of the Central Valley. The study included developing flow-frequency and stage-frequency curves at over 200 locations (analysis or index points) in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins. The monumental amount of data and information necessitated a more efficient method for processing model results. Under contract to the Corps, we designed and developed a software tool called the Information Processing and Synthesis Tool — IPAST. This technical paper provides an overview of the design, development and use of IPAST.