Download page River Ice.
The current version of HEC-RAS allows the user to model ice-covered channels. This section of the user's manual will describe how to enter the data describing the ice cover and the ice cover properties. If the ice cover geometry is known, that is, if the ice cover thickness and roughness are known throughout the reaches of interest, the user can supply these data and describe the ice cover directly. If the ice cover results from a wide-river type jam, HEC-RAS will estimate the jam thickness in reaches where the ice jam occurs. In this case, the user can supply the material properties of the jam or use the default values. To find out how to view specific results for a channel with an ice cover, see Chapter 9 of this User's manual.