protection and watercourse management specialists, Maccaferri has a free
software package available. "Macra1" allows users to model and assess how
changes to channel profile and surface characteristics affect crucial flow
patterns in rivers, streams and other watercourses.
With the devastating effects of winter flooding in England still fresh in the public mind, this software will be a valuable tool for engineers addressing the problem of extreme rainfall intensity and its impact on the ability of rivers and watercourses to handle higher flow rates.
The Maccaferri Macra 1 software package is simple and straightforward to operate and allows users to calculate flow depths in rivers and watercourses and see how altering the channel profile or modifying surface characteristics, such as by adding vegetation or applying protective measures, can affect watercourse performance, instantaneously.
The free Macra1 software is available through the Maccaferri website.