How to Print Formal Reports

A strong suit of Hydrology Studio is its reporting features. It provides several types and formats to choose from and can be printed at any time. There are no special preparations, procedures or prerequisites to meet.

To open the Report Options screen, click the Reports button on the top ribbon menu.

Just pick & choose the types of reports you want and click [Generate…]. That opens up the Document Viewer where you’ll see a preview of your reports. From there you can send them to your printer for hard copies or a pdf file (requires pdf printer driver).

Report Options

If you’re not sure what report types you like, feel free to explore by checking those items and reviewing them on the print preview. Although most options are self explanatory, below are some descriptions for clarity.

Starting & Ending Hydrograph Numbers
Use this to select a range of hydrographs to be printed. Enter the beginning and ending hydrograph numbers. Click the [All] button to quickly select all hydrographs within the basin model. Tip: You can also pre-select hydrographs from the Basin Model.

Numeric and Graphic
You can choose to have the reports printed in graphical and/or numerical formats.

Percentage Qp Limit
This is useful for saving paper or just limiting the volume of numerical-based output. The reports will only include those Q’s that are above this minimum setting. For example, a Qp Limit of 20 will limit the Q vs Time table to flow rates greater than 0.20 x Qp. Note this only applies to the numerical output, not graphical.

Print Interval, nth Point
This feature allows you to limit the numerical output by selecting to print every nth point on the hydrograph. For example, you may wish to print only every 4th ordinate on the hydrograph to save paper. If so, enter 4 for this item. Note however that printing at larger intervals can cause the report to miss the peak flow ordinate.

Tc Worksheets 
This will print-out your Tc information if you chose Tc by TR55 in the selected hydrograph(s).

Design Storms
This will include a separate page showing the details (numerical and graphic) of the Active design storm that was used. Note that due to space limits, the numerical portion of the storm may be limited to the center-most portion of the storm.

Pond Report
The pond report can be included when one of the selected hydrographs is a Pond Route. This is the same report that you’ll get when printing it from the Pond Designer. Remember, a pond is simply a Stage-Storage-Discharge relationship. It is not aware of any inflow hydrographs. Think of it as a pump performance curve. The Pond Report will not include any routing information. That’s included in the associated Pond Route(d) hydrograph.

Rainfall Report
This is the same report you’ll get from the Rainfall Wizard (IDF, Precipitation and Design Storms tabs) all at once. It includes the IDF report as well as a complete dump of all the NRCS Design Storms, their associated precipitation amounts, and active return periods. The active design storm will have a checkmark in the Active column.

Page Numbers
To have each page of the total report set numbered, turn this option on. You can also specify a prefix as well as the beginning page number. For example, you might want these printed pages to be included as an insert into another report starting on page number A-15. In this case, enter A- as the prefix and 15 as the Start value.

Table of Contents
Check this on to have the program develop a table of contents based on your report  selections, page numbering, return periods, etc. This option is only enabled when the Page Numbers option has been checked on. The table of contents will appear first in the output.

The panel on the right allows you to choose which return periods to include. The inactive ones are disabled.