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4.2.13. SUEWS_WithinGridWaterDist.txt

SUEWS_WithinGridWaterDist.txt specifies the movement of water between surfaces within a grid/area. It allows impervious connectivity to be taken into account.

Each row corresponds to a surface type (linked by the Code in column 1 to the SUEWS_SiteSelect.txt columns: WithinGridPavedCode, WithinGridBldgsCode, …, WithinGridWaterCode). Each column contains the fraction of water flowing from the surface type to each of the other surface types or to runoff or the sub-surface soil store.

Note

  • The sum of each row (excluding the Code) must equal 1.
  • Water CANNOT flow from one surface to that same surface, so the diagonal elements should be zero.
  • The row corresponding to the water surface should be zero, as there is currently no flow permitted from the water surface to other surfaces by the model.
  • Currently water CANNOT go to both runoff and soil store (i.e. it must go to one or the other – runoff for impervious surfaces; soilstore for pervious surfaces).

In the table below, for example,

  • All flow from paved surfaces goes to runoff;
  • 90% of flow from buildings goes to runoff, with small amounts going to other surfaces (mostly paved surfaces as buildings are often surrounded by paved areas);
  • All flow from vegetated and bare soil areas goes into the sub-surface soil store;
  • The row corresponding to water contains zeros (as it is currently not used).
No. Column Name Use Description
1 ToPaved MU Fraction of water going to Paved
2 ToBldgs MU Fraction of water going to Bldgs
3 ToEveTr MU Fraction of water going to EveTr
4 ToDecTr MU Fraction of water going to DecTr
5 ToGrass MU Fraction of water going to Grass
6 ToBSoil MU Fraction of water going to BSoil
7 ToWater MU Fraction of water going to Water
8 ToRunoff MU Fraction of water going to Runoff
9 ToSoilStore MU Fraction of water going to SoilStore

An example SUEWS_WithinGridWaterDist.txt can be found below:

1    	 2       	 3       	 4       	 5       	 6       	 7       	 8       	 9        	 10
Code 	 ToPaved 	 ToBldgs 	 ToEveTr 	 ToDecTr 	 ToGrass 	 ToBSoil 	 ToWater 	 ToRunoff 	 ToSoilStore !
10   	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 1        	 0           ! Paved     	 Example
20   	 0.06    	 0       	 0.01    	 0.01    	 0.01    	 0.01    	 0       	 0.9      	 0           ! Buildings 	 Example
30   	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Evergreen 	 Example
40   	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Decid     	 Example
50   	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Grass     	 Example
60   	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! UnmanBare 	 Example
70   	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 0           ! Water     	 Example
21   	 0.03    	 0       	 0.01    	 0.01    	 0.01    	 0.01    	 0       	 0.93     	 0           ! Buildings 	 Example

551  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0.02    	 0       	 0       	 0.98     	 0           ! Paved     	 Swindon
552  	 0.08    	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0.02    	 0       	 0       	 0.9      	 0           ! Bldgs     	 Swindon
553  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! EveTr     	 Swindon
554  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! DecTr     	 Swindon
555  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Grass     	 Swindon
556  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Bsoil     	 Swindon
557  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 0           ! Water     	 Swindon 	 (not   present)

661  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0.02    	 0       	 0       	 0.98     	 0           ! Paved     	 London
662  	 0.1     	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0.9      	 0           ! Bldgs     	 London
663  	 0.1     	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 0.9         ! EveTr     	 London  	 (not   present)
664  	 0.1     	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 0.9         ! DecTr     	 London
665  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Grass     	 London
666  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 1           ! Bsoil     	 London  	 (not   present)
667  	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0       	 0        	 0           ! Water     	 London
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