Map Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project
The Rouge River Project
Bringing the river back to life!
Home Search About the Rouge Project Contact Us
Alliance of Rouge Communities
Community Links
Products & Data
Wildlife
Accomplishments
Combined Sewer Overflow Control
Institutional
Public Involvement
Rouge River Gateway Project
Storm Water Management
Watershed Management
Wetlands





Computer Modeling


Modeling Approach

The modeling effort consists of a three-tiered modeling approach. Tier 1 consists of several small area models used to simulate flows, pollutant loads and concentrations from specific pilot projects or localized areas of study such as wetlands, swales, wet detention ponds and individual CSO basins. Tier 2 consists of a simple pollutant loading model and a detailed sewer system model which both simulate pollutant generation by subarea for the entire watershed. The Tier 3 models are the river models which simulate instream flows and concentrations in the four main river branches based on the inputs from the Tier 2 detailed sewer system models. For more information about the modeling approach and an overview of the models used see the Modeling Fact Sheet and the paper Comprehensive Watershed Analysis Tools: the Rouge Project - A Case Study.

Following are four examples of how these models have been applied.

Ongoing Work

The models developed continue to be used for various other applications within the watershed, such as the evaluation of instream DO impacts for additional demonstration CSO control basins, and the evaluation of flow management alternatives on the Middle Rouge River.

Computer Modeling

Last Updated: 5/13/2004

Please address all comments and suggestions about the contents of this Web page to rougeweb@co.wayne.mi.us.

The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07 and C-264000-01.