CRAM is a water resources model used to support decisions for short, medium and long-range planning of a system’s raw water supply. CRAM simulates all components of a system including reservoirs, water rights, wells, diversions, exchanges and more, through an intuitive drag and drop user interface. Whether your role is decision-maker, water resources manager, planner, engineer or accountant, CRAM will provide you with a more complete understanding of your water supply and demand, as well as how to optimize the use of this limited resource. CRAM is currently used by many cities, states and agencies throughout the United States for their water resources modeling and decision-making.
How it Works
CRAM uses priority-based assignments applied to the physical constraints of a system to properly allocate water according to past, present or future operations. CRAM operates within the familiar environment of Excel, so its easy to learn and use. CRAM’s interface allows users to build networks that represent real systems. The network is forced by hydrologic time series (flow) at a consistent time step.
Simulate municipal water supply
Evaluate changes in water demand
Evaluate the effects of capital improvement projects
Water allocation by water rights (prior appropriation)
Evaluate climate change scenarios
Manage water use within a watershed
Evaluate water rights
Simulate water resources facilities and their operations