Released Date: Feb. 2013
The Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment (L-THIA) model has been used to estimate the long-term impacts of direct runoff and nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. L-THIA, requiring a modest effort to prepare input data, estimates runoff by SCS-CN method and pollutant loads by pollutant coefficients (Event Mean Concentration; EMC).
L-THIA was originally implemented as a spreadsheet application and has been developed in ArcView 3 and upgraded to ArcGIS 9. A newer GIS-based L-THIA (ArcL-THIA) has been developed in the ArcGIS 10 platform to estimate long-term direct runoff and NPS loads, considering actual daily precipitation data. The easy-to-use philosophy was maintained with a user friendly interface, the model does not require profound knowledge and experience in ArcGIS. A short
is available here:
For more details :
(Updated on May 6th 2013)
Frequently Asked Questions &
Model Download :
(Updated on May 9th 2013)
Download correctly formatted precipitation data ( 1965 - 1995) by state and county here:
(Updated on May 28th 2015)
Some users of newest ArcGIS have issues because the extension is created in vba.net, and ESRI is dropping support for that. Ask ESRI for a VBA license to add to your license server, you just have to specifically request it. It shows up in administrator as below.
So ArcGIS may tell you that lack the license to turn on VBA and you will need to request this from ESRI and get it installed.
Developed by the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at Purdue University
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Dr. Bernie Engel
for more details if you need any help for L-THIA GIS 2013.