Stream Channel Cross-Section Analysis (XSPRO)

About the XSPRO software package

XSPRO is an interactive, menu-driven software package designed to assist watershed specialists in analyzing stream channel cross-section data. It has been specifically developed to handle channel geometry and hydraulic conditions for single transects in steep (gradient > .01) streams. Several resistance equations are supported, including those specifically designed for large roughness channels. Analysis options include developing stage-to-discharge relationships and evaluating changes in channel cross-sectional area. Both graphical and tabular output can be generated. XSPRO can assist resource specialists in analyzing instream flow needs, performing hydraulic reconstructions, designing effective channel and riparian structures, and monitoring channel changes.

User’s Guide and the WinXSPRO program can be downloaded from:

Version 3: Hardy, Thomas; Palavi Panja; and Dean Mathias. 2005. WinXSPRO, A Channel Cross Section Analyzer, User's Manual, Version 3.0. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-147. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 95 p.
Version 2: USDA Forest Service, 1998. WinXSPRO, A Channel Cross-Section Analyzer, User’s Manual. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO, unpublished manuscript.
Version 1: Grant, Gordon E.; Duval, Joseph E.; Koerper, Greg J.; Fogg, James L. 1992. XSPRO: a channel cross-section analyzer. Tech. Note 387. Denver, CO: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Forest Service. 53 p (Pub No: 1418).