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RiverWare may be installed in regular or Viewer mode. The install programs for both are identical; a license file is required for either. A regular, full-featured install requires a RiverWare program license, while Viewer mode requires a RiverWare Viewer license. Please see these pages for more information on Viewer mode.
Current RiverWare Releases (available for Windows 7 and later)
RiverWare Installation and License User's Guide
Version Release Date Architecture Notes
8.1.1 Aug 13, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.1 Aug 06, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (pdf)
RiverWare help system
8.0.7 June 30, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0.6 May 27, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0.5 May 05, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0.4 Apr 14, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0.3 Feb 25, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0.2 Jan 28, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0.1 Jan 08, 2020 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (txt)
8.0 Dec 17, 2019 x64 (64-bit)** Release notes (pdf)
RiverWare help system
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To download previous/older versions of RiverWare, click HERE.
RiverWare Release Policy
View the RiverWare Release Policy
RiverWare Terms of Use
View the RiverWare Terms of Use
Supporting Applications and Libraries
Name Download File Information
Corp Water Management System (CWMS) RiverWare Plugin Version 1.6 (zip) User Guide (pdf)
Release Notes (pdf)
HEC-RTS (Real Time Simulation) RiverWare Plugin Version 1.0 (zip) User Guide (pdf)
Release Notes (pdf)
HEC-WAT (Watershed Analysis Tool) RiverWare Plugin Version 1.0 (zip) User Guide (pdf)
Release Notes (pdf)
GPAT Version 3.2.3 (zip) Readme (pdf)
Model Comparison Utility Version 1.21 (zip) Readme (txt)
Rdf Annualizer Version 1.0 (zip) Readme (txt)
RdfToExcel Version. 1.2 (zip) Readme (txt)
RiverWare Dongle Driver GUI-based Installer (zip)
Command-line Installer (zip)
RiverWare network license server programs (for floating license users only) 64-bit (zip)  
RiverSMART Software Suite Version 8.1 (zip) RiverSMART Help
Video demo & User Guide
Yearly Aggregate Post-processor Version 1.0 (zip) Readme (pdf)
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