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NOTICE: As of the release of HEC-HMS version 4.8 in April 2021, there is no longer a requirement that modelers use HEC-GeoHMS to delineate elements for an HEC-HMS project. HEC-HMS includes GIS tools that allow modelers to delineate elements, define a discretization, compute subbasin and reach characteristics, and estimate model parameters. The HEC-HMS team is no longer investing resources in developing, testing, and supporting HEC-GeoHMS. Instead, effort will continue be directed at improving and adding GIS capabilities directly to the HEC-HMS software. You can read about the HEC-HMS GIS tools here, Workshops with example datasets can be found here,

The Geospatial Hydrologic Modeling Extension (HEC-GeoHMS) has been developed as a geospatial hydrology toolkit for engineers and hydrologists with limited GIS experience. HEC-GeoHMS uses ArcGIS and the Spatial Analyst extension to develop a number of hydrologic modeling inputs for the Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System, HEC-HMS. ArcGIS and its Spatial Analyst extension are available from the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI). Analyzing digital terrain data, HEC-GeoHMS transforms the drainage paths and watershed boundaries into a hydrologic data structure that represents the drainage network. The program allows users to visualize spatial information, document watershed characteristics, perform spatial analysis, and delineate subbasins and streams. Working with HEC-GeoHMS through its interfaces, menus, tools, buttons, and context-sensitive online help allows the user to expediently create hydrologic inputs for HEC-HMS.