XSPRO: a channel cross-section analyzer

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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. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 53 p.


XSPRO is an interactive, menu-driven soft-ware package designed to assist watershed spe-cialists in analyzing stream channel cross-sectiondata. It has been specifically developed to handlechannel geometry and hydraulic conditions forsingle transects in steep (gradient > 0.01) streams.Several resistance equations are supported,including those specifically designed for largeroughness channels. Analysis options include developing stage-to-discharge relationships andevaluating changes in channel cross-sectional area.Both graphical and tabular output can be generated.XSPRO can assist resource specialists in analyz-ing instream flow needs, performing hydraulicreconstructions, designing effective channel andriparian structures, and monitoring channelchanges.