Corps Shoaling Analysis Tool (CSAT), version 2.0.2

Updated 18 November 2019
The CSAT calculates channel shoaling volumes using historical channel surveys and uses the shoaling rates to predict future dredging volumes. Shoaling rate grids can be used to identify hot spots or areas of increased sedimentation. The volume tables that quantify the amount of sediment needing to be dredged at depth and time increments also support decision making that will maximize the use of dredging funds and minimize disruption to vessel traffic through the navigation channels.
CSAT 1.0.x was run using a Matlab executable file and requires survey upload through eHydro for the channel. CSAT 2.0.x migrated from Matlab to using Python instead. CSAT is being developed jointly by CIRP and the Asset Management (AM) program.

For Installation instructions, choose type of user below.
(**Note - this product requires Administrator privileges for installation)

  • 1) Check for existing Anaconda/Python3 installation
    - Open a command prompt and enter the command "python --version" (without quotes).
    - If Python version reported is < 3.7, request an uninstall before installing the correct Anaconda version.
    - If the Python version reported is 3.7 or greater, proceed to Step 3.
  • 2) Users without Anaconda should request via ACE-IT app portal
    - Go to https://app-portal.usace.army.mil/esd/Items/Details?PackageId=12063
    - Click the link for "Install Now"
  • 3) After Install, download zip file from here
  • 4) Move the files to a designated CSAT folder and extract files from .zip. Follow remaining instructions from the file "CSAT_py_directions_CORPS.docx".

  • 1) Check for existing Anaconda/Python3 installation
    - Open a command prompt and enter the command "python --version" (without quotes).
    - If Python version reported is < 3.7, uninstall the older version of Anaconda before installing the correct Anaconda version.
    - If Python version reported is 3.7 or greater, proceed to step 3.
  • 2) Download Anaconda 3.7 or greater
    - Go to https://www.anaconda.com/distribution and select the xx-Bit option for your system.
    - Find the downloaded installation program in the "Downloads" directory. Double click the appropriate installer.
    - During the installation, ensure that you "Add Anaconda to my PATH environment variable".
  • 3) After Install, download zip file from here
  • 4) Move the files to a designated CSAT folder and extract files from .zip. Follow remaining instructions from the file "CSAT_py_directions.nonCORPS.docx".


Publications:
FY19 Technical Report Corps Shoaling Analysis Tool: Predicting Channel Shoaling New
FY17 Technical Note Identification of Alternatives to Reduce Shoaling in the Lower Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas
FY15 Conference Paper Quantitative Approach to Navigation Channels Asset Management

Other Documentation:
Fact Sheet can be downloaded from here.
Web mapping application to view the CSAT generated shoaling rate grids for the USACE coastal channels can be accessed here.
Users Guide is in progress.
For access to the previous MatLab version, email one of the points of contact below.

Points of Contact
Engineer Research and Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
Vicksburg, MS 39180