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Known issues

We do our very best to program River Architect as robust and flexible as possible. River Architect’s stepwise development nevertheless led to a few restrictions in its freedom of use, which are caused by a couple of hard-code sequences. The following limitations because of hard-coding are known and will be fixed in future versions:

  • SHArC: Physical Habitats / fish lifestages must be named either spawning, fry, ammocoetes, juvenile, adult, hydrologic year, season, depth > x, or velocity > x. The lifestage names are currently hard-coded in the Fish class (RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py) dictionary self.ls_col_add = {"spawning": 1, "fry": 3, "ammocoetes": 3, "juvenile": 5, "adult": 7, "hydrologic year": 1, "season": 3, "depth > x": 5, "velocity > x": 7}. This dictionary can be changed for using other lifestage names and we are working on an improvement in later versions. Note: This dictionary defines the relative column numbers that is added to the column where a fish name is defined.
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.4 Exception Error: (arcpy) - expected 1 arguments, got 2
    The latest version of ArcGIS Pro 2.4 may cause problems when RiverArchitect calls the conda environment.
    Remedy (1): Use "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\python.exe" instead of "%PROGRAMFILES%\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\Scripts\propy" in the RiverArchitect/Start_River_Architect.bat (see context in the installation instructions).
    Remedy (2): In ArcGIS Pro, go to Settings (bottom left), then Python, click on Manage Environments and Clone Default. Check the clone (arcgispro-py3-clone) and close ArcGIS Pro.
  • Maximum data size (River Architect’s Lifespan & Design mapping hangs without prompting any message): River Architect’s data processing competence depends on the available Random-Access Memory (RAM). As a general rule, the maximum amount of data should be smaller than the available RAM. The size of processed data can be approximated as:
    RAM >= Single Raster size · Number of features · Number of parameters per feature · Number of discharges
    The data size limit applies to lifespan mapping only, where River Architect loads nearby all available data in the 01_Conditions/CONDITION/ folder for each selected feature to run arcpy.sa.CellStatistics. To avoid issues, consider the following rules of thumb:
    • Limit the project area to reasonable extents (single Raster size <= 350 MB).
    • Limit the number of discharges to less than 10 (set relevant discharges defined in rows 4, 11, and 12 of input files to less than 10); manual modification of automatically generated input files may be required (rows 4, 11, and 12 of 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp).
    • Analyze only one feature at a time rather than feature groups (such as “Plantings”). In this case, the single Raster size may be up to 1 GB.
  • Grain size raster name coherence: The LifespanDesign module will read grain size raster names from 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp. However, the Ecohydraulics module absolutely requires that a grain size raster in SI units is named dmean.tif (units: meters) and a grain size raster in U.S. customary units must be named dmean_ft.tif (units: feet).
  • PDF maps export of lifespan maps fails under some circumstances (read more in the error message).

How to trace Error and Warning messages

If River Architect encounters problems, the code writes WARNING and ERROR messages to the Python command line and to the same logfile where all other computation progress information is logged. The WARNING and ERROR messages provide information on the error cause and this Wiki contains all possible WARNING and ERROR messages of River Architect.

Thus, for troubleshooting, press the CTRL + F key, enter (part of) the WARNING or ERROR message that occurred, and press enter. Causes and Remedies are provided for every WARNING and ERROR message. Do not include specific parameters, file names, or expressions in parentheses or brackets.

Otherwise, the WARNING and ERROR messages are listed in alphabetic order (starting with Error messages, then ExceptionalError message, then Warning messages …).

Error and Warning message generation

Most errors occur when the wrong python interpreter is used or when Rasters or layouts have bad formats or when the information stated in the input files is erroneous. The River Architect writes process errors and descriptions to logfiles. When the GUI encounters problems, it directly provides causes and remedies in pop-up infoboxes. The common error and warning messages, which can be particularly raised by the package (alphabetical order) are listed in the following with detailed descriptions of causes and remedies. Most error messages are written to the logfiles, but some exception errors are only printed to the terminal because they occur before logging could even be started. Such non-logged ExceptionErrors are listed at the bottom of the Error messages. Some non-identifiable errors raised by the arcpy package disappear after rebooting the system.


Error messages

  • arcpy ERROR 130051: Input feature class is not registered as versioned.
    • Cause: arcpy failed to register datasets, which basically means that the dataset does not exist. Moreover, this arbitrary error may occur if, for example, multiple subsets of a Condition were created without closing River Architect between each creation.
    • Remedy:
      • Make sure that the dataset exists (read error message information).
      • GetStarted: When creating Conditions, ensure to restart River Architect after every single creation of a Condition or Condition subset. This issue is related to arcpy, which will not register datasets unless River Architect is completely closed. We are developing work-arounds.
      • ProjectMaker: Ensure that the project polygon and the selected habitat condition (from SHArC) overlap (otherwise, the intersecting dataset is empty).
  • ERROR 000641: Too few records for analysis.
    • Cause: This arcpy error message occurs here when arcpy.CalculateGeometryAttributes_management tries to compute the area of an empty shapefile.
    • Remedy: If this error occurs within the calculation of SHArea (Seasonal Habitat Area) calculations, it may be ignored because some discharges do not provide any usable habitat area for a target fish species within a defined project area. Otherwise, traceback files and check the shapefile consistency.
  • ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error. This is an operating system error and it can indicate different error conditions (i.e., the real reasons may have various error sources). Some of the most probable causes are:

    • Cause: Usage of the wrong python interpreter
    • Remedy:
      • Make sure to use the correct Python environment (see installation guide)
      • Make sure that all input Rasters are in GeoTIFF format and well placed in the folder RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/CONDITION/.
      • Rebooting the system can help in some cases.
  • ERROR: .cache folder in use.
    • Cause: The content in the cache folder is blocked by another software and the output is probably affected.
    • Remedy: Close the software that blocks .cache, including explorer.exe, other instances of python or ArcGIS and rerun the code. Also re-logging may be required if the folder cannot be unlocked.
  • ERROR: .cache folder will be removed by package controls.
    • Cause: arcpy could not clean up the .cache folder and the task is passed to Python’sos package. The content in the cache folder is blocked by another process and the output is probably affected.
    • Remedy: Close the software that blocks .cache, including explorer.exe, other instances of Python or ArcGIS and rerun the code. Also re-logging may be required if the folder cannot be unlocked.
  • ERROR: (arcpy) in *PAR*.
    • Cause: Similar toExceptionERROR: (arcpy) .... The error is raised by the analysis_..., design_... and other functions when arcpy Raster calculations could not be performed. Missing Rasters, bad Raster assignments, errors in input geodata files, or bad Raster calculation expressions are possible reasons. The error can also occur when the SpatialAnalyst license is not available.
    • Remedy: See ExceptionERROR: (arcpy) ...
  • ERROR: Analysis stopped ([...] failed).
    • Cause: Raised by analysis(...) function in LifespanDesign/feature_analysis.py when it encountered an error.
    • Remedy: Trace back the error message in brackets. If a results Raster could not be saved, it means that the analyzed feature has no application, i.e., the results Raster is empty, and therefore, it cannot be saved.
  • ERROR: Area calculation failed.
    • Cause: Raised by calculate_sha(self) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when it could not calculate the usable habitat area (see SHArea Methods).
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the SHArea threshold has a meaningful value between 0.0 and 1.0 (SHArC Intro).
      • Ensure that neither the directory SHArC/.cache/ nor the directory SHArC/SHArea/ or their contents are in use by other program.
      • Review the input settings according to the SHArC Quick GUIde.
      • Follow up earlier error messages.
  • ERROR: Bad assignment of x/y values in the coordinate input file.
    • Cause: Raised by the coordinates_read(self) function of the Info() class in either LifespanDesign/cRead InpLifespan.py or MaxLifespan/cReadActionInput.py when mapping.inp has bad assignments of x-y coordinates.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the coordinate definitions in mapping.inp (LifespanDesign/.templates/ or MaxLifespan/.templates/) correspond to the definitions in LifespanDesign Output maps.
  • ERROR: Bad call of map centre coordinates. Creating squared-x layouts.
    • Cause: Raised by get_map_extent(self, direction) function of the Info() class in either LifespanDesign/cReadInpLifespan.py or MaxLifespan/cReadActionInput.py when mapping.inp has bad assignments of x-y coordinates.
    • Remedy:
  • ERROR: Bad mapping input file.
    • Cause: Raised by eitherget_map_extent(self, direction),coordinates_read(self) orget_map_scale(self) function of the Info() class in either LifespanDesign/cReadInpLifespan.py or MaxLifespan/cReadActionInput.py when mapping.inp has wrong formats or it is missing.
    • Remedy: See ERROR: Bad call of map centre coordinates [...].
  • ERROR: MU calculation failed.
    • Cause: Error raised by the MU class (GetStarted/cMorphUnits.py) when the defined flow depth and/or velocity Rasters are not usable.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other program uses the selected in flow depth and velocity Rasters, and Condition folder.
      • Manually / visually verify the consistency of the provided input Rasters (Float - type).
      • See also next error message (Baseflow MU update failed.)
  • ERROR: MU update failed.
    • Cause: Error raised by the MU class (GetStarted/cMorphUnits.py) when processing the provided flow depth and/or velocity Rasters lead to non-meaningful results.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the flow depth and velocity Rasters have consistent units.
      • ISSUE: The current code uses U.S. customary units for MU delineation according to Wyrick and Pasternack (2014). If required, manual changes of the delineation functions can be made in GetStarted/cMorphUnits.py (calculate_mu_baseflow function approximately from line 75 onward). We are working on improving the Morphological Unit generator.
  • ERROR: Boundary shapefile in arcpy.PolygonToRaster[...].
    • Cause: Raised the SHArC module’s make_boundary_ras(self, shapefile) function (cHSI.py) when it could not convert a provided shapefile defining calculation boundaries to a Raster and load it as arcpy.Raster(.../SHArC/HSI/CONDITION/bound_ras).
    • Remedy: Verify that a the selected boundary shapefile (SHArC computation boundaries) has a valid rectangle and an Id field value of 1 for that rectangle.
  • ERROR: Boundary shapefile provided but [...].
    • Cause: Raised the SHArC module’smake_chsi(self, fish, boundary_shp) function (cHSI.py) when the “To Raster” conversion of the provided shapefile defining calculation boundaries failed.
    • Remedy: See ERROR: Boundary shapefile in arcpy.PolygonToRaster[...].
  • ERROR: Calculation of cell statistics failed.
    • Cause: Raised by identify_best_features(self) of MaxLifespan’s ArcpyContainer() class in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py when arcpy.sa.CellStatistics() could not be executed.
    • Remedy:
      • The latest feature added to the internal best lifespan Raster may contain inconsistent data. Manually load the last feature Raster (the logfile tells the feature name) into ArcGIS Pro and trace back the error. If needed, re-run lifespan/design Raster Maker.
      • In the case that the error occurs already with the first feature added, the MaxLifespan’s zero Raster may be corrupted. The remedy described for the error message ExceptionERROR: Unable to create ZERO Raster. Manual intervention required* can be used to manually re-create the zero` Raster.
  • ERROR: Calculation of volume from RASTER failed.
    • Cause: The volume_computation(self) function of the VolumeAssessment() class in VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py raises this error when the command arcpy.SurfaceVolume_3d(RASTER, "", "ABOVE", 0.0, 1.0) failed.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that an ArcGIS 3D extension license is available.
      • Ensure that the modified DEM Rasters contain valid data and are not used in any other application.
  • ERROR: Cannot find FEAT max. lifespan Raster.
    • Cause: The automated terrain modification with grading and/or widen features uses max. lifespan Rasters (maps) to identify relevant areas. If The get_action_Raster(self, feature_name) function of the ModifyTerrain() class in ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py cannot find max. lifespan Rasters in the defined max. lifespan Raster directory (default: MaxLifespan/Output/Rasters/CONDITION/), it raises this error message.
    • Remedy: Ensure that grading and/or widen max. lifespan Rasters exist in the defined input folder (default MaxLifespan/Output/Rasters/CONDITION/) and that the names of the Rasters contain the feature shortname (i.e., grade and/or widen).
  • ERROR: Cannot find flow depth Raster.
    • Cause: Raised by make_chsi(self, fish, boundary_shp) of the SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when it could associate a flow depth Raster based on the name of a habitat suitability index (HSI) Raster name.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the flow depth Raster names in RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/CONDITION/ strictly comply with the naming conventions described in the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
      • Ensure that the HSI Rasters are stored in .../SHArC/HSI/CONDITION/, with the correct Raster names including information about the discharge (see the SHArC output section).
  • ERROR: Cannot load modified DEM.
    • Cause: The volume difference calculation and mapping of a (CAD-) modified DEM Rasters failed because the __init__(self, ...) function of the VolumeAssessment() class in VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py cannot access the Raster.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the selected (CAD-) modified DEM Raster exists and that it is not opened in any other program (close ArcGIS Pro / QGIS).
  • ERROR: Cannot load original DEM.
    • Cause: The volume difference calculation and mapping of the selected DEM Rasters failed because the __init__(self, ...) function of the VolumeAssessment() class in VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py cannot access the Raster.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the selected DEM Raster exists and that it is not opened in any other program (close ArcGIS Pro / QGIS).
  • ERROR: Cannot open project: DIR/module_name.aprx.
    • Cause: Mapping of module_name raises this error message when the stated project file (.aprx) cannot be opened.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the stated is not opened in any other program (ArcGIS Pro Desktop) and that the stated project file exists.
  • ERROR: Could not access Fish.xlsx (...).
    • Cause: The get_hsi_curve(self, species, lifestage, par) function of the Fish() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py) or the main() function in s40_compare_wua.py raise this error message when it cannot access Fish.xlsx or copy read values from the /SHArC/SHArea/condition` directory.
    • Remedy: Ensure that neither .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx nor any file in /SHArC/SHArea/condition*` is used by another program.
  • ERROR: Could not add cover HSI.
    • Cause: The make_chsi(self, fish) function of the CHSI() class (HabitatEvluation/cHSI.py) raises this error message when it failed to add cover HSI Rasters.
    • Remedy: Manually verify cover HSI Rasters in SHArC/HSI/ and recompile cover HSI Rasters if needed (see CoverHSI).
  • ERROR: Could not append PDF page XX to map assembly.
    • Cause: The make_pdf_maps(self, ...) function of the Mapper() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py) raises this error when it failed to map the current page (extent).
    • Remedy:
  • ERROR: Could not calculate CellStatistics (Raster comparison).
    • Cause: Raised by compare_raster_set(self, ...) function of the arcpyAnalysis() class in LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py when the provided it failed to combine the lifespan according to the provided input Rasters (hydraulic or scour fill or morphological units).
    • Remedy: Manually open the input Rasters and ensure that they comply with the requirements stated in the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
  • ERROR: Could not calculate stable grain size Raster for ... .
    • Cause: Error raised by the ProjectMaker/s30_terrain_stabilization/’s main() function when it cannot calculate the stable grain size for a user-defined minimum (critical) lifespan and Condition.
    • Remedy: Open RiverArchitect/logfile.log and verify that the stated source data exist and are not empty (if necessary, open geofiles in ArcGIS Pro and verify contents).
  • ERROR: Could not create new project (...)
    • Cause: A module cannot find a project for mapping when it tries to open aprx_origin = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(self.ref_lyt_dir + "module_name.aprx") or when it tries to save a copy of the source project (aprx_origin.saveACopy(self.output_mxd_dir + "module_name.aprx")).
    • Remedy: Ensure that the source project aprx_origin exists (quoted in ERROR-message brackets) and that the target directory (to:) can be accessed (writing rights / close ArcGIS Pro). If the source project is missing, re-download it from the source code.
  • ERROR: Could not create Raster of the project area.
    • Cause: Raised by set_project_area(self) of ProjectMakers’s SHArC() class in ProjectMaker/cSHArC.py or the main() function in ProjectMaker/s20_plantings_delineation.py) when it failed to convert the project area shapefile to a Raster, which it needs for limiting spatial calculations to the project extent.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the project was correctly delineated (Project Area Polygon preparation).
      • If the Error message occurred within the terrain stabilization process, either restart the Project creation while properly implementing the Project Area Polygon preparation OR manually create a project area Raster (save as ProjectMaker/ProjectName_vXX/Geodata/Rasters/ProjectArea.tif, where in-values=Int(1) and out-values=NoData).
  • ERROR: Could not create sub-condition folder: ... .
    • Cause: Raised by make_sub_condition(...) (GetStarted/fSubCondition) when the defined sub-Condition name is invalid.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the target sub-Condition folder is not in use by any other program and that there are no invalid characters for folder names (such as $ or ?!).
  • ERROR: Could not crop RASTER.
    • Cause: The make_sub_condition(...) (GetStarted/fSubCondition.py) function raises this error message when it failed cropping the Raster with the spatial analyst operation Con(~IsNull(boundary_ras), Float(source_Raster)).
    • Remedy: Verify the consistency of the Rasters in the source condition and make sure that no other program is using data from the source condition or the new sub-Condition folder.
  • ERROR: Could not crop Raster to defined flow depth.
    • Cause: The crop_input_Raster(self, fish_species, fish_lifestage, depth_Raster_path) function of the CovHSI(HHSI) class (HabitatEvluation/cHSI.py) raises this error message when it failed cropping the Raster with the spatial analyst operation Con((Float(h_Raster) >= h_min), cover_type_Raster).
    • Remedy: Ensure that the provided flow depth file (selected in the GUI) contains valid data and that Fish.xlsx contains a minimum flow depth value for the selected fish species and lifestage.
  • ERROR: Could not export PDF page no. XX
  • ERROR: Could not find / access input Rasters.
    • Cause: Error raised by the D2W class (GetStarted/cDepth2Groundwater.py) or the DET class (GetStarted/cDetrendedDEM.py) or the MU class (GetStarted/cMorphUnits.py) when the defined DEM, flow depth, or velocity GeoTIFFs are not usable.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other program uses the selected in DEM/flow depth Raster and Condition folder.
      • Manually / visually verify the consistency of the provided input Rasters.
      • Avoid running d2w.tif, mu.tif and det.tif creation simultaneously and for multiple conditions (the .cache folders are locked by individual instantiations).
  • ERROR: Could not find max. lifespan Rasters.
    • Cause: Error raised by the main() function in ProjectMaker/s20_plantings_delineation.py) when the defined directory of max. lifespan Rasters contains invalid or corrupted Raster data.
    • Remedy:
  • ERROR: Could not find any worksheet.
    • Cause: Error raised by the open_wb(self) function of the Read() class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cInputOutput.py or the MakeFlowTable class (RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when the concerned workbook contains errors.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure the correct usage of .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx (SHArC Fish section).
      • Ensure the correct adaptation of ProjectMaker/.../Project_assessment_vii.xlsx (ProjectMaker’s Cost quantity workbook).
      • Open SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_sharea_FILI.xlsx, verify the data contents and make sure that the file is not opened in any other program.
  • ERROR: Could not find hydraulic Rasters for CONDITION.
    • Cause: Error raised by the ProjectMaker/s30_terrain_stabilization/’s main() function when it cannot find hydraulic Rasters for the selected lifespan-design condition.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the hydraulic Rasters used for generating Lifespan and Design Rasters are available in RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/CONDITION/ (also: close all other programs that potentially use these Rasters).
  • ERROR: Could not find Lifespan Raster (...).
    • Cause: Error raised by the ProjectMaker/s30_terrain_stabilization/’s main() function when it cannot find lifespan Rasters.
    • Remedy: Go to the LifespanDesign tab for the selected Condition. Create lifespan maps for the Grains / Boulders feature ( creates lf_grains.tif). Terrain stabilization absolutely requires Grains / Boulders (lf_grains.tif), and optionally requires Streamwood (lf_wood.tif) and Nature-based engineering features (other) (lf_bio.tif).
  • ERROR: Could not find sheet "extents" in computation_extents.xlsx.
    • Cause: Error raised by the get_reach_coordinates(self, internal_reach_id) function of the Read() class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) when the extents sheet in the reach coordinate workbook (ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx) could not be read.
    • Remedy: Ensure the correct setup of ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx (reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module).
  • ERROR: Could not find the cover input geofile [...]
    • Cause: Error raised by the __init__(self, ...) function of the CovHSI(HHSI) class in SHArC/cHSI.py) when the input cover geofile could not be read or is missing.
    • Remedy: Ensure that a geofile (Raster or shapefile) exists in the specified CONDITION folder for the specified cover type (checkbox activated in the GUI). The Help button in the GUI provides more information on required geofiles and the SHArC Working Principles.
  • ERROR: Could not interpolate exceedance probability of Q = [...]
    • Cause: Raised by interpolate_flow_exceedance(self, Q_value) of the FlowAssessment() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFlows.py when the flow duration curve contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure the correct setup of the used flow duration curve in 00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration ... .xlsx. The file structure must correspond to that of the provided template flow_duration_template.xlsx and all discharge values need to be positive floats. Review the HHSI input preparation for details.
  • ERROR: Could not load ... .
    • Cause: Raised by several functions, when they cannot find a user-defined or built-in template file.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the stated file exists, can be opened (is not corrupted) and no other program uses the stated file.
  • ERROR: Could not load boundary Raster: ... .
    • Cause: Raised by make_sub_condition(...) (GetStarted/fSubCondition) when the defined boundary Raster contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the spatial boundary was correctly delineated (similar as described in Project Area Polygon preparation) and converted to an Integer Raster: On-values have to be Integer 1 and Off-values have to be Integer 0. The sub-Condition creation only considers Pixels with On-values (Integer 1).
  • ERROR: Could not load existing Raster of the project area.
    • Cause: Raised by set_project_area(self) of ProjectMakers’s SHArC() class in ProjectMaker/cSHArC.py when it found a Raster that delineates the project area, but this Raster is corrupted. The function requires the shapefile to Raster conversion to limit applicable Rasters to the project extent range, which is done with Raster calculator operations.
    • Remedy:
  • ERROR: Could not load newly created Raster of the project area.
    • Cause: Raised by set_project_area(self) of the ProjectMaker’s SHArC() class in ProjectMaker/cSHArC.py when the converted the project area shapefile is corrupted.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the project was correctly delineated (Project Area Polygon preparation).
  • ERROR: Could not open workbook (...).
    • Cause: Error raised by the __init__(self) function of the Read() class in riverpy/cInputOutput.py or the write_flow_duration2xlsx(self, ...) function of the SeasonalFlowProcessor() class (riverpy/cFlows.py) when the concerned workbook contains errors or cannot be opened for other reasons.
    • Remedy:
      • ProjectMaker: Ensure the correct usage of the concerned workbook (ProjectMaker Wiki).
      • Flow generator: Ensure that the template workbook in the parentheses is not opened in any other program and that the template workbook was not modified.
  • ERROR: Could not perform spatial radius operations [...].
    • Cause: The spatial_join_analysis(self, rater, curve_data) function of the CovHSI(HHSI) class (SHArC/cHSI.py) raises this error message when one or several spatial calculations failed, including arcpy.RasterToPoint_conversion[...], arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis[...] and / or arcpy.PointToRaster_conversion[...].
    • Remedy: Ensure that the cover input files and habitat suitability (curve) parameters are properly defined according to CoverHSI.
  • ERROR: Could not process flow series.
    • Cause: Error raised by the build_flow_duration_data(self.) (SeasonalFlowProcessor() in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cFlows.py) when it could not read the provided flow series data file.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the format of the provided flow series workbook corresponds to the provided example data file (00_Flows/InputFlowSeries/flow_series_example_data.xlsx).
  • ERROR: Could not process information from [...].
    • Cause: The main() function in ProjectMaker/s40_compare_wua.py raises this error message when it could not calculate the annually usable habitat area for a condition or (set of) discharge(s).
    • Remedy: Ensure that the variable (parameters) are properly defined according to ProjectMaker Quick GUIde and that the SHArC module contains the required information.
  • ERROR: Could not read flow duration curve data.
    • Cause: Raised by get_flow_data(self, ...) of the FlowAssessment() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFlows.py when the flow duration curve contains invalid data.
    • Remedy:
      • Used within SHArC: Ensure that a flow duration curve for all selected Physical Habitats and the select hydraulic Condition was generated. The flow duration curves are typically saved as 00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_FILI.xlsx, where FILI is a placeholder of the first two letters of the selected species and lifestage (Physical Habitat), respectively. For example for Chinook Salmon - Juvenile, FILI becomes chju, or for All Aquatic - hydrologic year, FILI becomes alhy.
      • Ensure that the provided discharge series contains valid data formats as indicated in the example workbook (00_Flows/InputFlowSeries/flow_series_example_data.xlsx).
  • ERROR: Could not read parameter type [...] from Fish.xlsx.
    • Cause: The get_hsi_curve(self, species, lifestage, par) function of the Fish() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py) and the SeasonalFlowProcessor class (riverpy/cFlows.py) raise this error message when it cannot read a habitat suitability curve from Fish.xlsx.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx is not opened in any other program.
      • Ensure that a habitat suitability curve is defined in Fish.xlsx for the considered hydraulic or cover parameter according to SHArC Fish section.
      • Ensure that the lifestages defined in .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx are part of the following dictionary: self.ls_col_add = {"spawning": 1, "fry": 3, "ammocoetes": 3, "juvenile": 5, "adult": 7, "hydrologic year": 1, "season": 3, "depth > x": 5, "velocity > x": 7, "rearing": 7}. All lifestages must be defined in self.ls_col_add, as relative column number to the 0-column of every Fish species. For example, for adding a "rearing" lifestage for Chinook salmon (one of the default species), "rearing" must replace "adult", which is in the relative 7th (8-1 for the 0-column) of the Chinook salmon species. If lifestages were otherwise modified, either consider using one of the lifestages defined in the dictionary or modify the dictionary (self.ls_col_add) in the Fish class (.site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py).
  • ERROR: Could not read source file.
    • Cause: The Read class (RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cInputOutput.py) or make_sub_condition (GetStarted/fSubCondition) raise this error when the data from the provided workbook or Raster, respectively, cannot be processed.
    • Remedy:
      • riverpy: Ensure that the provided workbook respects the input requirements described in the instructions of the applied module.
      • GetStarted/fSubCondition: Verify the consistency of the Rasters in the source condition and make sure that no other program is using data from the source condition.
  • ERROR: Could not read source project (...)
    • Cause: A module cannot find a project for mapping when it tries to open aprx_origin = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(self.ref_lyt_dir + "module_name.aprx").
    • Remedy: Ensure that the source project aprx_origin exists (quoted in ERROR-message brackets) and not opened in any other application (e.g., close ArcGIS Pro). If the source (origin) project is missing, re-download it from the source code.
  • ERROR: Could not retrieve reach coordinates.
    • Cause: The automated terrain modification with grading and/or widen features in the modification_manager(self, feat_id) function of the ModifyTerrain() class (ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py) or the make_volume_diff_rasters(self) function of the VolumeAssessment() class (VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py) raise this error when the reach extents defined in ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx are not readable. In particular, the command self.reader.get_reach_coordinates(self.reaches.dict_id_int_id[self.current_reach_id]) caused the error.
    • Remedy:
  • ERROR: Could not run SHArea analysis.
    • Cause: The main() function in ProjectMaker/s40_compare_wua.py raises this error message when it could not calculate SHArea.
    • Remedy: Traceback warning and other error messages. Ensure the correct definition of parameters, creation of required geodata, and file naming (ProjectMaker Wiki))
  • ERROR: Could not save best lifespan Raster.
    • Cause: Raised by identify_best_features(self) of MaxLifespan’s ArcpyContainer() class in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py when the calculated internal best lifespan Raster is corrupted.
    • Remedy:
      • Check prior WARNING and ERROR messages.
      • Ensure that neither the directory MaxLifespan/.cache/ nor the directory MaxLifespan/Output/ or their contents are in use by other programs.
  • ERROR: Could not save CSI Raster associated with ...
    • Cause: Raised by make_chsi_hydraulic(self, fish) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when the calculated cHSI Raster is empty or corrupted.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that neither the directory SHArC/.cache/ nor the directory SHArC/SHArea/ or their contents are used by another program.
      • Review the input settings according to SHArC Quick GUIde.
  • ERROR: Could not save cover / H HSI [...] Raster ...
    • Cause: Raised by make_hhsi(self, fish_applied) of SHArC’s HHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when the calculated HHSI Raster is empty or corrupted.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other software uses data from neither the SHArC/ nor the RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/ directories.
      • Review the input flow velocity and depth Rasters according to the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
  • ERROR: Could not save RASTER .
    • Cause: Raised by save_tif(self, ...) of [GetStarted][11]’s ConditionCreator() class in GetStarted/cConditionCreator.py or make_sub_condition (GetStarted/fSubCondition.py) when a Raster file could not be saved to a New or Sub Condition, respectively.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other program uses the new RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/ directory.
      • Visually verify the consistency of provided input Rasters.
  • ERROR: Could not save WORKBOOK.
    • Cause: The main() function in ProjectMaker/s40_compare_wua.py or the write_flow_duration2xlsx(self, ...) function of the SeasonalFlowProcessor() class (riverpy/cFlows.py) raise this error message when they could not save the WORKBOOK.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the target workbook can be overwritten, has valid contents, and is not opened by another program. Traceback earlier warning and error messages.
  • ERROR: Could not save SHArea-CHSI Raster.
    • Cause: Raised by calculate_sha(self) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when the calculated cHSI Raster is empty or corrupted.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the SHArea threshold has a meaningful value between 0.0 and 1.0 (SHArC Intro).
      • Ensure that neither the directory SHArC/.cache/ nor the directory SHArC/SHArea/ or their contents are in use by other programs.
      • Review the input settings according to SHArC Quick GUIde.
  • ERROR: Could not set arcpy environment (permissions and licenses?).
    • Cause: A script using arcpy and/or arcpy.sa could not set up the work environment.
    • Remedy: Either the wrong Python interpreter was used or arcpy and/or a Spatial Analyst extension are not available. Read more on setting up the Python environment.
  • ERROR: Could not transfer net SHArea gain.
    • Cause: The main() function in ProjectMaker/s40_compare_wua.py raises this error message when it could not copy the calculated SHArea from SHArea_evaluation_unit.xlsx to REACH_stn_costs_vii.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Open SHArea_evaluation_template_unit.xlsx and verify the calculated values. Traceback potential error sources in the CHSI Rasters /SHArC/ folder and other error messages.
  • ERROR: Could not transfer SHArea data for [FISH].
    • Cause: The main() function in ProjectMaker/s40_compare_wua.py raises this error message when it could not retrieve SHArea data from the /SHArC/SHArea/ module to SHArea_evaluation_UNIT.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Open SHArea_evaluation_TEMPLATE_UNIT.xlsx and verify the calculated values. Traceback potential error sources in the CHSI Rasters /SHArC/ folder and other error messages.
  • ERROR: Could not write flow data set.
    • Cause: Error raised by the write_flow_duration2xlsx(self, ...) function of the SeasonalFlowProcessor() class (riverpy/cFlows.py) when it could not write flow duration data set to RiverArchitect/00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_FILI.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Close all applications that may use 00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_FILI.xlsx and traceback earlier warning and error messages.
  • ERROR: Could not write flow duration curve data (...).
    • Cause: Error raised by the make_flow_duration(self, ...) or make_condition_flow_duration(self, ...) functions (SeasonalFlowProcessor() in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cFlows.py) when it could not write flow duration curve data to RiverArchitect/00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_FILI.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Close all applications that may use 00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_FILI.xlsx.
  • ERROR: Could not write value to CELL [...]
    • Cause: Error raised by the save_close_wb(self, ...) (Write() in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cInputOutput.py) or write_data_cell(self, column, row, value) (MakeTable in .site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when it cannot write a value to RiverArchitect/SHArC/SHArea/condition_FILI.xlsx`.
    • Remedy: Close all applications that may use RiverArchitect/SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_FILI.xlsx. Detailed information on SHArC workbook outputs are available in the HHSI input preparation section.
  • ERROR: Could not write SHArea data for [FISH].
    • Cause: The main() function in ProjectMaker/s40_compare_wua.py raises this error message when it could not write the calculated SHArea to when it cannot write a value to SHArea_evaluation_template_unit.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the workbook is not opened by another program and/or visually verify that the concerned `CHSI* Rasters contain valid values.
  • ERROR: Cover Raster calculation (check input data).
    • Cause: Raised by call_analysis(self, curve_data) of SHArC’sCovHSI(HHSI) class in SHArC/cHSI.py when the cover HSI Raster calculation failed.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the input geofiles (Raster or shapefile) are correctly set up according to CoverHSI.
  • ERROR: Extent is not FLOAT. Substituting to extent = 7000.00.
    • Cause: Raised by the save_design(self, name) orsave_lifespan(self, name) functions of the ArcPyAnalysis class in LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py when the output folder for Rasters (the folder directory is stated in the logfile) contains Rasters of the same name which cannot be deleted.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other program uses the Raster output folder and consider moving existing files in that folder to LifespanDesign/Products/Rasters/CONDITION.
  • ERROR: Existing files are locked. Consider deleting [...] file structure.
    • Cause: Raised by the get_map_extent(self, direction) function of the Info() class in either LifespanDesign/cReadInpLifespan.py or MaxLifespan/cReadActionInput.py when mapping.inp has bad assignments of x-y coordinates (not a number).
    • Remedy: See `ERROR: Bad call of map centre coordinates … *
  • ERROR: Failed checking *PAR* of *FEATURE*.
  • ERROR: Failed to access [...].
    • Cause: Error raised by the open_wb(self, ...) function of the Read() (or the inheriting Write())class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cInputOutput.py or the MakeFlowTable class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when a workbook could not be opened.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the listed workbook is not opened in any other program and that the workbook is correctly installed according to the module descriptions.
      • Used within SHArC:
        • Ensure that a flow duration curve for all selected Physical Habitats and the select hydraulic Condition was generated. The flow duration curves are typically saved as 00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_FILI.xlsx, where FILI is a placeholder of the first two letters of the selected species and lifestage (Physical Habitat), respectively. For example for Chinook Salmon - Juvenile, FILI becomes chju, or for All Aquatic - hydrologic year, FILI becomes alhy.
        • If the module is executed repeatedly for the same condition and fish species-lifestage, and the workbook (SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_sharea_FILI.xlsx) has been manually deleted, restore it by clicking on the Make HSI Raster (...) dropdown menu > Select “Hydraulic” or “Cover” options to open the popup window > Select a Condition > Wait until the green button View discharge dependency workbook becomes active > RETURN to MAIN WINDOW and repeat habitat raster, raster combination and/or SHArea analysis.
        • Open SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_sharea_FILI.xlsx, verify the data contents and make sure that the file is not opened in any other program.
  • ERROR: Failed to access computation_extents.xlsx.
    • Cause: Error raised by the get_reach_coordinates(self, internal_reach_id) function of the Read() class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) when the reach coordinate spreadsheet (ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx) could not be read.
    • Remedy: Ensure the correct setup of ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx (reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module).
  • ERROR: Failed to access / Failed to load [...]
    • Cause: (1) Error raised by the open_wb(self) and make_condition_xlsx(self, fish_sn) functions of the MakeTable() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when the template workbook contains errors.
      (2) Error raised by the GetStarted module’s ConditionCreator (cConditionCreator.py).
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure the correct usage of .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx (SHArC Fish section) and the completeness of SHArC/.templates/Q_sharea_template_si.xlsx and SHArC/.templates/Q_sharea_template_us.xlsx. If either template workbook is corrupted or does not exist, re-install missing files.
      • GetStarted: Ensure that the provided Raster exists.
  • ERROR: Failed to access WORKBOOK.
    • Cause: Error raised by the write_volumes(self, ...) function of the Writer() class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) or the __init__(..) function of the Read() class in RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cInputOutput.py when The WORKBOOK is inaccessible or locked by another program.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the concerned workbook exists and no other program uses the workbook.
  • ERROR: Failed to add Raster.
    • Cause: Raised by read_hyd_Rasters(self) of SHArC’s HHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when is could not find hydraulic input Rasters.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other software uses data from neither the SHArC/ nor the RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/ directories.
      • Review the input flow velocity and depth Rasters according to the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
  • ERROR: Failed to create WORKBOOK. - Cause: Error raised by the write_volumes(self, ...) function of the Writer() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) when the template it could not add new sheets in VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or write to copies of VolumeAssessment/templates/volume_template.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Traceback earlier error messages, ensure that no other program locked VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx and ensure that VolumeAssessment/templates/volume_template.xlsx was not deleted.
  • ERROR: Failed to open Fish.xlsx. Ensure that the workbook is not open.
    • Cause: Raised by the edit_xlsx(self) function of the Fish() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py when .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx is opened by another program or non-existent.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the file .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx exists and close any software that may use the workbook.
  • ERROR: Failed to load [...].
    • Cause: Raised by the make_condition_xlsx(self, ...) function of the MakeTable() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py when it could not copy a template workbook for creating fish-lifestage-specific flow tables (copy of empty.xlsx).
    • Remedy: Ensure that all template files in SHArC/.templates/ exist as provided with the installation files (in particular: empty.xlsx, CONDITION_sharea_template_si.xlsx, CONDITION_sharea_template_us.xlsx, and flow_duration_template.xlsx).
  • ERROR: Failed to read coordinates from computation_extents.xlsx (return 0).
    • Cause: Error raised by the get_reach_coordinates(self, internal_rach_id) function of the Read() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) when the reach coordinate spreadsheet (ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx) contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure correct setup of ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx (reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module).
  • ERROR: Failed to read maximum depth to water value for [...].
    • Cause: Error raised by the lower_dem_for_plants* function of the ModifyTerrain class in ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py) when the threshold workbook (LifespanDesign/.templates/thresh old_values.xlsx`) is not accessible or does not contain values for Depth to groundwater (min) / max contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure the correct setup of LifespanDesign/.templates/threshold_values.xlsx (Modify Threshold Values within the LifespanDesign module). Note that ModifyTerrain starts reading depth to ground water values column by column, until it meets a non-numeric value.
  • ERROR: Failed to save PDF map assembly.
    • Cause: The make_pdf_maps(self, ...) function of the Mapper() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py) raises this error when the map assembly is corrupted.
    • Remedy:
      • PDF map export of Lifespan maps has troubles at the moment. We recommend to open the automatically created project RiverArchitect/02_Maps/CONDITION/maps_CONDITION_lyrXY.aprx and to export PDF maps in ArcGIS Pro: (1) Go to desired layout tab; (2) Ensure map layout fits desired export; (3) Go to the Share ribbon and click on the green arrow Layout (export layout).
      • Ensure that no other program accesses the LifespanDesign/.cache/, MaxLifespan/.cache/, ModifyTerrain/.cache/, LifespanDesign/Output/, MaxLifespan/Output/, or ModifyTerrain/Output/ directories or their contents (close ArcGIS Pro and verify read/write rights for RiverArchitect/02_Maps/CONDITION/).
  • ERROR: Failed to save WORKBOOK.
    • Cause: Raised by calculate_sha(self) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when it could not save CONDITION_FILI.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other software uses SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_FILI.xlsx.
  • ERROR: Failed to set reach extents -- output is corrupted.
    • Cause: The automated terrain modification with grading and/or widen features in the lower_dem_for_plants(self, feat_id, extents) function of the ModifyTerrain() class (ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py) or the creation of volume difference Rasters in the make_volume_diff_rasters(self) function of the VolumeAssessment() class (VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py) raise this error when the reach extents defined in ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx are not readable.
    • Remedy: Follow the instructions in reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module for correct reach definitions.
  • ERROR: FEAT SHORTNAME contains non-valid data or is empty.
    • Cause: Raised by get_design_data(self) in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py when the feature shortname Raster is empty or the `shortname* itself does not match the code conventions.
    • Remedy:
      • If code was modified: Review code modifications and ensure to define feature shortnames as listed in the River Design and Restoration Features pages. If a new feature was added, it also needs to be appended in the container lists (self.id_list, self.threshold_cols, self.name_list) of the Feature() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cDefinit ions.py. A new feature also requires modifications of the RiverArchitect/LifespanDesign/.templates/threshold_values.xlsx spreadsheet (Modify Threshold Values within the LifespanDesign module), in line with the column state in the self.threshold_cols* list of the Feature()` class.
      • Check consistency of suspected lifespan/design Rasters, the correctness of lifespan/design input directory definitions (MaxLifespan Quick GUIde) and if needed re-run lifespan/design Raster Maker.
  • ERROR: Flow series analysis failed.
    • Cause: The make_flow_duration(self, ...) function in riverpy/cFlows.py (SeasonalFlowAssessment class) raises this error message when executing the self.build_flow_duration_data(self) function failed.
    • Remedy: The provided flow series workbook may be erroneous. Ensure that the workbook follows the formats provided in 00_Flows7InputFlowSeries/flow_series_example_data.xlsx and follow up previous warning and error messages.
  • ERROR: Incoherent data in RAS (Raster comparison).
    • Cause: Raised by compare_Raster_set(self, ...) function of the ArcPyAnalysis() class in LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py when the provided input Raster RAS (hydraulic or scour fill or morphological units) are invalid.
    • Remedy:
      • Manually open the concerned RAS Raster and ensure that it complies with the requirements for input Rasters stated in the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
      • Verify that the Rasters defined in 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp (lines 8 to 18) correspond to the GRID Raster names in the select conditions folder in 01_Conditions/.
  • ERROR: Input file not available.
    • Cause: Raised by get_line_entries(self, line_no) function of the Info() class in LifespanDesign/cRead InpLifespan.py when it cannot access input files.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the file 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp exists in the directory LifespanDesign/.templates/ corresponding to the definitions in the Input definitions files of the LifespanDesign module.
      • Ensure that the file mapping.inp exists in the directory LifespanDesign/.templates/ corresponding to the definitions in LifespanDesign Output maps.
      • In the case of doubts: Replace 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp and mapping.inp with the original files and re-apply modifications strictly following the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
  • ERROR: Input Rasters contain invalid data.
    • Cause: Error raised by the D2W class (GetStarted/cDepth2Groundwater.py) or the DET class (GetStarted/cDetrendedDEM.py) when the defined DEM or flow depth GeoTIFF are not usable.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other program uses the selected in DEM/flow depth Raster and Condition folder.
      • Manually / visually verify the consistency of the provided DEM / flow depth Rasters.
      • Avoid running both routines simultaneously and for multiple Conditions (there is only one .cache folder that is locked by every process call).
  • ERROR: Insufficient data. Check Raster consistency and add more flows(?).
    • Cause: The compare_Raster_set(self, Raster_set, threshold) function in LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py raises this error when insufficient hydraulic Rasters are provided or when the provided hydraulic Rasters have inconsistent data.
    • Remedy:
      • Make sure to provide at least two pairs of hydraulic (u and h) Rasters that correspond to two different discharges (one u and one h Raster per discharge).
      • As a rule of thumb: the more hydraulic Rasters provided, the better are the lifespan maps.
      • Verify Raster and corresponding lifespan definitions in 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp (Input definitions files of the LifespanDesign module).
  • ERROR: Invalid cell assignment for discharge / Rasters.
    • Cause: Error raised by the make_condition_xlsx(self, fish_sn) function of the MakeTable() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when it cannot write discharge values to RiverArchitect/SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_FILI.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the flow duration curve is well defined (see the HHSI input preparation) and that RiverArchitect/SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_FILI.xlsx is not used by any other application.
  • ERROR: Invalid date and / or flow ranges in discharge series.
    • Cause: Error raised by the make_flow_season_data(self, ...) function (SeasonalFlowProcessor class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFlows.py) when the data provided in the flow series workbook cannot be interpreted.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the provided flow series workbook corresponds to the formats defined in the example data set (00_Flows/InputFlowSeries/flow_series_example_data.xlsx). In particular, the date and discharge columns and start rows are hard-coded (we will work on the issue in future …) and need to correspond those in the sample data set.
  • ERROR: Invalid date assignment (Fish.xlsx).
    • Cause: Error raised by the get_season_dates(self, ...) function of the Fish() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py ot the build_flow_duration_data(self) function (SeasonalFlowProcessor class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFlows.py) when either function cannot read the dates defined in .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the date assignment in .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx corresponds to template conditions.
  • ERROR: Invalid feature ID.
    • Cause: Error raised by the __init__(self, ...) function of the ThresholdDirector() class in /LifespanDesign/cThresholdDirector.py, when the feature IDs (shortnames) in /LifespanDesign/.templates/threshold_values.xlsx are incorrectly defined.
    • Remedy:
  • ERROR: Invalid file name or data.
    • Cause: Error raised by the save_close_wb(self, *args) function of the MakeTable() or Write() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) or RiverArchitect/.site_packages/riverpy/cInputOutput.py), respectively, when it cannot save a workbook (typically RiverArchitect/SHArC/SHArea/CONDITION_FILI.xlsx or a copy of the cost master workbook).
    • Remedy:
      • SHArC: Close all applications that may use CONDITION_FILI.xlsx and ensure that its template exists. Detailed information on SHArC workbook outputs are available in the HHSI input preparation.
      • ProjectMaker: Close all applications that may use the cost master workbook (REACH_stn_costs_VERSION.xlsx) and ensure that it exists. Detailed information is available in ProjectMaker Cost quantity section.
  • ERROR: Invalid interpolation data type (type(Q flowdur) == ...)
    • Cause: Raised by interpolate_flow_exceedance(self, Q_value) of SHArC’s FlowAssessment() class in SHArC/cFlows.py when the flow duration curve contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure the correct setup of the used flow duration curve in SHArC/FlowDurationCurves/. The file structure must correspond to that of the provided template flow_duration_template.xlsx. Review the HHSI input preparation for details.
  • ERROR: Invalid x-y coordinates in extent source [mapping.inp / reaches].
    • Cause: The make_pdf_maps(self, ...) function of the Mapper class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py raises this error when either the LifespanDesign/.templates/mapping.inp, MaxLifespan/.templates/mapping.inp, or ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx contains invalid map definitions (extents).
    • Remedy: Ensure that the extent definitions in LifespanDesign/.templates/mapping.inp and/or ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx are valid numeric values according to the module descriptions.
  • ERROR: Invalid keyword for feature type.
    • Cause: The Manager class in MaxLifespan/cFeatureActions.py raises this error when it received a feature_type argument that is not "terraforming", "plantings", "nature-based engineering", or "maintenance". The error may occur either after code modifications or whengeo_file_maker(condition, feature_type, *args) in MaxLifespan/action_planner.py was executed as standalone or imported as a package in an external application.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that code extensions comply with coding conventions and instructions in the MaxLifespan module code modification possibilities.
      • Ensure that external calls of geo_file_maker(condition, feature_type, *args) contain an acceptable feature_type (i.e., feature_type= either "terraforming", "plantings", "nature-based engineering", or "maintenance").
  • ERROR: Invalid reference map for [...] (skipping).
    • Cause: Error raised by mapping routines when the reference map is not present in the mapping project template or the Condition project file (.aprx).
    • Remedy: Verify that the project file contains all default layouts and maps (layout and map names should be identic).
  • ERROR: Invalid volume name.
    • Cause: Error raised by the write_volumes(self, ...) function of the Writer() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py, when the template sheet in the output (or template) workbook (VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx) are inaccessible.
    • Remedy: Ensure that VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx are not opened in any other program.
  • ERROR: Lifespan data fetch failed.
    • Cause: The get_lifespan_data(self) orget_design_data(self) function of the ArcpyContainer class in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py raise this error when it could not retrieve lifespan or design maps from the defined lifespan/design input directory.
    • Remedy:
      • Check lifespan/design folder definitions (review MaxLifespan Quick GUIde).
      • Ensure that lifespan and/or design Rasters are in the defined folder.
  • ERROR: Mapping could not assign xy-values. Undefined zoom.
  • ERROR: Mapping failed.
    • Cause: The make_pdf_maps(self, ...) function of the Mapper() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py) raises this error when it could not create PDF maps.
    • Remedy: Ensure that all layouts (see module-specific layout names) are consistently defined in RiverArchitect/02_Maps/templates/river_template.aprx and/or RiverArchitect/02_Maps/CONDITION/map_CONDITION_design.aprx. Note that modifying layout and/or layer names may cause this error. Therefore, the template layer and layout names must not be changed. Read more about modifications of the smybology, legend, map extents, or code modifications in the Mapping wiki.
  • ERROR: Map layout preparation failed.
  • ERROR: Missing (or wrong format of) Raster input definitions.
    • Cause: Raised by get_line_entries(self, line_no) function of the Info() class in LifespanDesign/cReadInpLifespan.py when 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp is corrupted.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the file 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp exists in the directory LifespanDesign/.templates/ corresponding to the definitions in the input definitions files. In case of doubts: Replace 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp with the original file and re-apply modifications strictly following the Conditions / Input Rasters section.
  • ERROR: Multiple openings of Fish.xlsx. Close all office apps ...
    • Cause: Raised by the assign_fish_names(self) function of the Fish() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cFish.py when .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx is opened by another program or non-existent.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the file .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx exists and close any software that may use the workbook.
  • ERROR: No HSI assigned for parameter type ...
    • Cause: Raised by the get_hsi_curve(self, species, lifestage, par) function of the Fish() class in SHArC/cFish.py when .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx it expected a habitat suitability curve for `par*, but it could not find values..
    • Remedy: Ensure that the file .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx has valid contents according to SHArC Fish section.
  • ERROR: No project/layout available (...).
    • Cause: Error raised by mapping routines when map making without project file (.aprx) is invoked.
    • Remedy: Verify that the project file contains all default layouts.
  • ERROR: No reference layout found for [...] (skipping).
    • Cause: Error raised by mapping routines when the geofile to be mapped is not associated with any layout in the template or Condition project file (.aprx).
    • Remedy: Verify that the project file contains all default layouts.
  • ERROR: No reference map found for [...] (skipping).
    • Cause: Error raised by mapping routines when the geofile to be mapped is not associated with any map in the template or Condition project file (.aprx).
    • Remedy: Verify that the project file contains all default layouts (the layout and map names should be identic).
  • ERROR: *PAR* - Raster copy to Output/Rasters folder failed.
    • Cause: The .cache folder does not exist or does not contain GRID Rasters or the output folder is not accessible. This error is likely to occur when other errors occurred previously.
    • Remedy:
      • Follow troubleshooting of other error messages and re-run.
      • Avoid modifications of any folder in the code directory while the program is running, in particular, .cache, 01_Conditions/, LifespanDesign/Output/Rasters/ and 02_Maps/CONDITION/.
  • ERROR: Raster copy to Output folder failed.
    • Cause: The save_Rasters(self) function of the ModifyTerrain() class in ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py raises this error when saving a terrain difference or new DEM Raster failed.
    • Remedy: Refer to the error ERROR: Raster could not be saved. message.
  • ERROR: Raster could not be saved.
    • Cause: The save_rasters(self) function of the ModifyTerrain() (ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py) or the VolumeAssessment class (VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py) raise this error when a terrain differences or new DEM Raster is corrupted.
    • Remedy: Potential reasons for corrupted Rasters are:
      • The computed volume difference or new DEM Raster is empty or contains NoData pixels only. The design parameters or Raster of the concerned feature need to be reviewed.
      • The ModifyTerrain/.cache/ folder is locked by another program. Close potential applications, and if necessary, reboot the system.
      • If ModifyTerrain/.cache/ was not empty before the module execution, error may occur. Manually delete ModifyTerrain/.cache/ if it still exists after a run task.
      • The directory ModifyTerrain/Output/Rasters/CONDITION/ or VolumeAssessment/Output/PSEUDO_CONDITION/ was deleted or it is locked by another program. Ensure that the directory exists and no other program uses ModifyTerrain/Output/Rasters/CONDITION/ or VolumeAssessment/Output/PSEUDO_CONDITION/ or their contents.
  • ERROR: Scale is not INT. Substituting scale: 2000.
    • Cause: Raised by get_map_scale(self) function of the Info() class in either LifespanDesign/cReadInpLifespan.py or MaxLifespan/cReadActionInput.py when it cannot interpret the value assigned to the map scale.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the file mapping.inp (in LifespanDesign/.templates/ or MaxLifespan /.templates/) has a correct assignment of the map scale according to the descriptions in LifespanDesign Output maps.
  • ERROR: Shapefile conversion failed.
    • Cause: Raised by calculate_sha(self) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when it could not convert the CHSI Raster to a shapefile.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that the SHArea threshold has a meaningful value between 0.0 and 1.0 (SHArC Intro).
      • Ensure that neither the directory SHArC/.cache/ nor the directory SHArC/SHArea/ or their contents are in use by other programs.
      • Review the input settings according to SHArC Quick GUIde.
      • Follow up earlier error messages.
  • ERROR: TEMPLATE sheet does not exist.
    • Cause: Error raised by the make_condition_xlsx(self, fish_sn) of the MakeTable() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when the template sheet in the output (template) workbooks SHArC/.templates/CONDITION_sharea_template_[...].xlsx) are corrupted.
    • Remedy: Ensure that SHArC/.templates/CONDITION_sharea_template_[...].xlsx contains the summary sheet and that SHArC/.templates/empty.xlsx is available; re-install the templates if necessary.
  • ERROR: The provided boundary file (%s) is invalid.
    • Cause: Raised the GetStarted module’s sub-condition creator function (make_sub_condition in RiverArchitect/GetStarted/fSubCondition.py), when the defined shapefile or Raster contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the provided shapefile or Raster fullfils the requirements explained in the GetStarted - Create Sub-Condition section.
  • ERROR: The Raster name is not coherent with the name conventions. Name correction needed.
    • Cause: Error raised by the MakeFlowTable class (riverpy/cMakeTable.py) when a Raster was wrongly identified as being a flow depth Raster because of a violation of file name conventions.
    • Remedy: Ensure that all file names in the 01_Conditions/CONDITION/ folder follow the file name conventions. If the Condition folder contains other files than flow depth and velocity GeoTiffs starting with the letter h or u, rename these files or remove them from the Condition folder.
  • ERROR: The selected folder does not contain any depth/velocity Raster containing the defined string.
    • Cause: Error raised by the ConditionCreator class (GetStarted/cConditionCreator.py) when the defined folder does not contain any valid depth or velocity Raster.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that no other program uses the selected folder.
      • Manually / visually verify the selected folder and provided settings for creating the Condition.
  • ERROR: The source discharge file contains non-detectable formats (...).
    • Cause: The date format provided in the hydraulic habitat suitability index flow duration curve preparation file contains invalid date formats.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the select flow series file corresponds to the file requirements. Use the provided example data file (RiverArchitect/SHArC/FlowDurationCurves/flow_series_example_data.xlsx) as template workbook for preparing flow series. The flow series workbook must be an .xlsx file and the dates must be contained in col. A, starting from row 3. The default format is DD-MMM-YY (e.g., 14-June-88 for June 14th, 1988).
  • ERROR: u/h/hyd--Raster analysis does not accept ras_*name* Raster.
    • Cause: Internal programming error: A parameter module called a Raster which does not match the batch processing hierarchy.
    • Remedy: Move new model downward in the processing hierarchy and avoid calling an u/h/hyd–Raster with the optional argument Raster_info.
  • ERROR: Volume value assignment failed.
    • Cause: Error raised by the write_volumes(self, ...) function of the Writer() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) when it received invalid volume data.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other program uses VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volume.xlsx and traceback earlier errors (modified DEM Rasters may be corrupted).
  • ERROR: Writing failed.
    • Cause: Error raised by the write_volumes(self, ...) function of the Writer() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py) when the template it could not add new sheets in VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or write to copies of VolumeAssessment/templates/volume_template.xlsx.
    • Remedy: See error message ERROR: Failed to create WORKBOOK.
  • ERROR: Wrong format of lifespan list (.inp)
    • Cause: Raised by lifespan_read(self) (in LifespanDesign/cReadInpLifespan.py) when the lifespan list in 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp has a wrong format or is empty.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the file 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp (in LifespanDesign/.templates/) contains a lifespan list (return periods list) with not more than six comma-separated entries according to the definitions in the Input definitions files of the LifespanDesign module.
  • ExceptionERROR: (arcpy) [...].
    • Cause: The error is raised if any arcpy application of any module encountered problems; e.g., the analysis_... and design_... functions in LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py raise this error when Raster calculations could not be performed. Missing Rasters, bad Raster assignments or bad Raster calculation expressions are possible reasons. The error can also occur when the SpatialAnalyst license is not available.
    • Remedy:
      • Make sure that a SpatialAnalyst license is available.
      • Trace back previous error and warning messages.
      • Verify Raster calculation expressions in concernedanalysis_... and design_... functions (LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py).
      • Verify Raster definitions in concernedanalysis_... and design_... functions (LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py).
      • Verify Raster definitions of used parameters (cParameters.py and input files *.inp according to the Conditions / Input Rasters section).
      • If further system errors are stated, trace back error messages.
  • ExceptionERROR: Cannot find package files [...].
  • ExceptionERROR: Cannot open reference (condition) ...
    • Cause: Raised by the ModifyTerrain() class (__init__(self,condition, feature_type, *args)) in ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py when it cannot find a Raster in 01_Conditions/CONDITION/ (or other user-defined input directory), where is either a dem.tif or a wt_depth_base.tif Raster. A wt_depth_base.tif Raster is required for automated terrain modification after grading and/or widen features.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the missing Raster (dem or a wt_depth_base) exists in 01_Conditions/CONDITION/, or if applies, the user-defined input directory. If no wt_depth_base.tif Raster is available, the terrain modification of grading and/or widen features cannot be automated. In this case, consider adding a new DEM automation function (explained in the Add Routine section in the ModifyTerrain module) or modifying the DEM manually.
  • ExceptionERROR: Could not find base Raster for assigning lifespans.
    • Cause: Raised by MaxLifespan’s ArcpyContainer() class (__init__(self,condition, feature_type, *args)) in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py when it cannot find its zero Raster template in MaxLifespan/.templates/Rasters/zeros.tif.
    • Remedy: Follow the instructions for the error message ExceptionERROR: Unable to create ZERO Raster. Manual intervention required:... to manually create the MaxLifespan/.templates/Rasters/zeros.tif Raster.
  • ExceptionERROR: Missing fundamental packages (required: ...).
  • ExceptionERROR: Unable to create ZERO Raster. Manual intervention required
    • Cause: MaxLifespan failed to create a zero Raster covering the computation area.
    • Remedy: The Raster creation needs to be manually made in ArcGIS Pro’s Python interpreter (the external interpreter could not do the job and only the cuckoo from California knows why). Thus, manually create the zeros Raster as follows:
      • Launch ArcGIS Pro and its implemented Python window (Geoprocessing dropdown menu: Python).
      • Enter the following sequences (replace REPLACE_... according to the local environment):
        import os
        from arcpy.sa import *
        zero_ras_str = os.getcwd() + ".templates\Rasters\zeros.tif"
        condition = "REPLACE_CONDITION"
        base_dem = arcpy.Raster("REPLACE_PATHRiverArchitectLifespanDesignInput" + condition + "dem.tif")<br/> arcpy.gp.overwriteOutput = True<br/> arcpy.env.extent = base_dem.extent<br/> arcpy.env.workspace = “D:\PythonRiver\Architect\LifespanDesign\Input" + condition + “”<br/> zero_ras = Con(IsNull(base_dem), 0, 0)<br/> zero_ras.save(zero_ras_str)`

      • Close ArcGIS Pro
  • ExecuteERROR: (arcpy) [...].
    • Cause: Similar toExceptionERROR: (arcpy) .... The error is raised by arcpy applications of all modules; e.g., by the analysis_... and design_... functions in LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py or when Raster calculations could not be performed. Missing Rasters, bad Raster assignments or bad Raster calculation expressions are possible reasons. The error can also occur when the SpatialAnalyst license is not available.
    • Remedy: See ExceptionERROR: (arcpy) [...]
  • Internal Error: ... .
    • Cause: Internal Error messages are raised when the code communicates erroneous data between class functions.
    • Remedy:
      • If the code was modified, revise or revert changes.
      • If Internal Errors occur that are not known issues as stated in other error messages, please provide us with feedback (use the bug report template or send us an email: river.architect.program [at] gmail.com)
  • OSError: ....
    • Cause: arcpy raises this error for various reasons; in particular, if code was modified or the code environment is not set up properly.
    • Remedy: Check the correct installation of River Architect and input files (refer to the Installation and Signposts pages and use the correct Python environment). Make sure that no other program uses files required by River Architect.
  • WindowsError: [Error 32] The process cannot access the file because ...
    • Cause: Files in the .cache folder or the Output folder are used by another program.
    • Remedy:
      • Make sure that ArcGIS Pro is not running.
      • Make sure that no other code copy (Python) uses these folders.

Warning messages

  • WARNING: .cache folder will be removed by package controls.
    • Cause: Raised by clear_cache(self) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when it could not clear and remove the .cache/ folder.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other software uses the temporary Rasters stored in SHArC/.cache/, and if necessary, delete the folder manually after quitting the module.
  • WARNING: ### is not a number.
    • Cause: Functions raise this warning message when a float-number type was expected, but another, non-convertible format was provided.
    • Remedy: Verify if the results are consistent. If problems occur, make sure that the provided input data contain numbers or valid nan formats (NoData for Rasters and empty cells for workbooks) only.
  • WARNING: Bad value ( ... ).
    • Cause: Raised by calculate_sha(self) of SHArC’s CHSI() class in SHArC/cHSI.py when a CHSI polygon contains an invalid value.
    • Remedy: Review cHSI Rasters SHArC/CHSI/CONDITION/.
  • WARNING: Cannot identify reaches.
    • Cause: Raised by VolumeAssessment().__init__(...) in VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py when the provided reach names are inconsistent with those listed in ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx.
    • Remedy: Ensure that ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx does not contain more than eight reaches (i.e., only cells B6:C13 contain reach names and identifiers, also see reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module).
  • WARNING: Cannot load ...\LifespanRasterSymbology.lyrx.
    • Cause: Raised by prepare_layout(...) of the Mapper() (.site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py) when it cannot load /RiverArchitect/02_Maps/templates/symbology/LifespanRasterSymbology.lyrx.
    • Remedy: Ensure that /RiverArchitect/02_Maps/templates/symbology/LifespanRasterSymbology.lyrx exists and that the layer file is not broken (e.g., by opening the file in ArcGIS Pro).
  • WARNING: Cannot zoom to defined extent.
    • Cause: Raised by the zoom2map(...) function of the Mapper() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py) when it cannot interpret the provided coordinates.
    • Remedy:
  • WARNING: computation_extents.xls contains too many reach names.
    • Cause: Raised by Read().get_reach_info(self, type) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx contains more than eight reach names in columns B and/or C.
    • Remedy: Ensure that ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx does not contain more than eight reaches (i.e., only cells `B6:C13* contain reach names and identifiers, also see reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module).
  • WARNING: Conversion to polygon failed (FEAT).
    • Cause: Raised by identify_best_features(self) in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py when the arcpy.RasterToPolygon_conversion(FEAT Raster) failed (e.g., because of an empty FEAT Raster).
    • Remedy: An empty FEAT Raster of best lifespans occurs when the feature has no spatial relevance. Consider other terrain modifications or maintenance features to increase the features lifespans and start over planning the feature (set).
  • WARNING: Could not access hydraulic Raster extents. Using MAXOF instead.
    • Cause: Raised by the D2W class (GetStarted/cDepth2Groundwater.py) when the defined flow depth GeoTIFF has no valid extents.
    • Remedy: Manually / visually verify the provided flow depth Raster and make corrections / overwrite it if necessary.
  • WARNING: Could not clear/remove .cache.
    • Cause: All modules may raise this warning message when the content in the .cache folder was accessed and locked by another software.
    • Remedy: Make sure that no other software, including ArcGIS Pro or explorer.exe, uses the MODULE/.cache folder.
  • WARNING: Could not clean up PDF map temp_pages.
    • Cause: The make_pdf_maps(self, map_name, *args, **kwargs) functions of the Mapper() class (.site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py) creates single PDFs of every map image (extents defined in mapping.inp or the reach coordinates workbook). These single-page PDFs are finally combined into one PDF map assembly and the single-page PDFs are deleted afterward.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other program is using the PDF files in RiverArchitect/02_Maps/CONDITION/ while mapping is in progress (close ArcGIS Pro).
  • WARNING: Could not crop lifespan Raster extents to wetted area.
    • Cause: Raised by the ArcPyAnalysis class (LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py) when it failed to crop lifespan maps (Rasters) to the extents of the depth Raster associated with the highest discharge analyzed.
    • Remedy:
      • Manually / visually verify the provided flow depth Rasters and make corrections / overwrite it if necessary.
      • If cropping the lifespan Raster to the wetted area of the highest discharge is not desired, apply the following Raster calculation to the highest discharge’s flow depth Raster to eliminate NoData values (otherwise, all NoData pixels are excluded from the lifespan Raster):
        Con((IsNull(hQQQQQQ) == 1), (IsNull(hQQQQQQ) * 0), Float(hQQQQQQ))
  • WARNING: Could not divide [...] by [...]
    • Cause: Raised by calculate_relative_exceedance(self) of SHArC’s FlowAssessment() class in SHArC/cFlows.py when the flow duration curve contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure the correct setup of the used flow duration curve in SHArC/FlowDurationCurves/. The data types and file structure must correspond to that of the provided template flow_duration _template.xlsx and all discharge values need to be positive floats. Review the HHSI input preparation for details.
  • WARNING: Could not find Lifespan Raster (...).
    • Cause: Raised by the ProjectMaker/s30_terrain_stabilization/’s or ProjectMaker/s21_plantings_stabilization/’s main() function when it cannot find lifespan Rasters.
    • Remedy: Go to the LifespanDesign tab for the selected Condition. Create lifespan maps for the goup layers plantings, nature-based engineering, and connectivity. ProjectMaker absolutely requires Grains / Boulders (lf_grains.tif), and optionally requires Streamwood (lf_wood.tif) and nature-based engineering (other) (lf_bio.tif).
  • WARNING: Could not get flow depth Raster properties. Setting [...]
    • Cause: The crop_input_Raster(self, ...) function (SHArC/cHSI.py) prints this warning message when it cannot read the Raster properties from the defined input flow depth Raster.
    • Remedy: Make sure that the defined flow depth Raster exists in RiverArchitect/01_Conditions/CONDITION/.
  • WARNING: Could not get minimum flow depth [...]. Setting h min [...]
    • Cause: The crop_input_Raster(self, ...) function (SHArC/cHSI.py) prints this warning message when it could not read the minimum flow depth from Fish.xlsx. A default value of 0.1 (ft or m) is used to delineate relevant flow regions.
    • Remedy: Make sure that the defined Fish species / lifestage is assigned a cover value and at least one flow depth value in Fish.xlsx according to the definitions in CoverHSI.
  • WARNING: Could not identify maximum flow in flow duration curve.
    • Cause: The get_flow_duration_data(self, ...) function (riverpy/cFlows.py) prints this warning message when it could not identify a maximum flow for interpolating flow exceedance probabilities.
    • Remedy: Open 00_Flows/CONDITION/flow_duration_fili and verify that the discharges in the first spreadsheet are correct.
  • WARNING: Could not load /01_Conditions/CONDITION/back.tif - ...
    • Cause: The sect_extent() function (LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py) prints this warning message when it could not load the back.tif Raster in the CONDITION folder. This warning message can only occur when the checkbox Limit computation extent to background (back.tif) Raster is activated.
    • Remedy: Make sure that there is a back.tif Raster in the CONDITION folder. Otherwise, uncheck the checkbox, but using a background Raster back.tif is strongly recommended.
  • WARNING: Could not reset styles.
    • Cause: Raised by Write().write_volumes(self, ...) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when the template sheet in the output (template) workbook (VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx) is either locked or not accessible.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other program uses VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx and that both workbooks have not been accidentally deleted.
  • WARNING: Could not read project area extents.
    • Cause: Raised by SHArC.get_extents(self, ...) in ProjectMaker/cSHArC.py when the function failed to read the project area extents from the ProjectArea.shp shapefile.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the ProjectArea.shp shapefile is correctly created (in particular the Attributes Table), according to Project Area Polygon preparation.
  • WARNING: Could not remove .cache folder.
    • Cause: Raised by multiple modules, if deleting the temporary .cacheXXXXXXX folder failed.
    • Remedy: Ensure that no other program uses the cache folder and delete exiting .cache folders in the concerned modules manually.
  • WARNING: Could not set project area extents ().
    • Cause: Raised by SHArC().set_env(self) in /ProjectMaker/cSHArC.py when the function failed to set project area extents.
    • Remedy: Occurs when the CHSI Raster associated with a certain discharge is empty. Ignore this Warning if the CHSI Raster was correctly identified as being empty, otherwise, revise CHSI Raster creation with the SHArC module.
  • WARNING: Design map - Could not assign frequency threshold. [...]
    • Cause: Design maps, such as stable grain size, refer to hydraulic data related to a defined return period. Ifdesign_... functions ) LifespanDesign/cLifespanDesignAnalysis.py) cannot identify a particularthreshold_freq value,design_... functions automatically try to use hydraulic data related to the first entry of lifespans* (Return periods entry in 01_Conditions/CONDITION/input_definitions.inp`, see the Input definitions files of the LifespanDesign module).
    • Remedy:
  • WARNING: Empty design Raster [...]
    • Cause: The analyzed feature is not applicable in the defined range.
    • Remedy:
      • If the feature is not intended to be applied anyway, ignore the warning message.
      • If the feature is intended to be applied, manual terrain modifications adapting the feature’s threshold values may be necessary.
  • WARNING: Empty lifespan Raster [...]
    • Cause: The analyzed feature is not applicable in the defined range.
    • Remedy:
      • If the feature is not intended to be applied anyway, ignore the warning message.
      • If the feature is intended to be applied, manual terrain modifications adapting the feature’s threshold values may be necessary.
  • WARNING: Failed to align input raster [...].
    • Cause: Raised by ConditionCreator().fix_alignment in GetStarted/cConditionCreator.py when it could not align the stated raster.
    • Remedy: Verify if the stated Raster contains invalid values (exists). Complex filenames that do not comply with the River Architect filename convention may also cause this error. Rename all files with the Tools/rename_files.py script (see inline code comments for instructions) to adapt all files to the River Architect filename convention and re-run Align Rasters (if required).
  • WARNING: Failed to arrange worksheets.
    • Cause: Raised by Write().write_volumes(self, ...) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when it could not bring to the front the latest copy of the template sheet in the output (template) workbook (VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx), which contains the calculation results.
    • Remedy: Traceback earlier error and warning messages. Ensure that no other program uses VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx and that both workbooks have not been accidentally deleted.
  • WARNING: Failed to write unit system to worksheet.
    • Cause: Raised by Write().write_volumes(self, ...) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when it could not write volume (numbers) to a copy of the template sheet in the output (template) workbook (VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx).
    • Remedy: Traceback earlier error and warning messages. Ensure that no other program uses VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx and that both workbooks have not been accidentally deleted.
  • WARNING: Flow_duration[...].xlsx has different lengths of [...]"
    • Cause: Raised by get_flow_data(self, *args) of SHArC’s FlowAssessment() class in SHArC/cFlows.py when the flow duration curve contains invalid data.
    • Remedy: Ensure that columns B and C of the flow duration curve workbook have the same length (in particular the last value/row must be the same) and check for empty cells.
  • WARNING: Identification failed (FEAT).
    • Cause: Raised by identify_best_features(self) in MaxLifespan/cActionAssessment.py when the analyzed feature cannot be matched with the internal best lifespan Raster.
    • Remedy: Features with very low lifespan may result in empty Rasters. Consider other terrain modifications or maintenance features to increase the features lifespans and start over planning the feature (set).
  • WARNING: Invalid curve data (Fish.xlsx): PAR= ... , HSI= ... .
    • Cause: Raised by HHSI().nested_con_raster_calc(self, ...) in SHArC/cHSI.py when the HSI curve data provided in .site_packages/templates/Fish.xlsx are non-numeric or otherwise invalid.
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that Physical Habitats in Fish.xlsx are correctly defined according to the definitions.
      • Ensure that the curve data in Fish.xlsx are suitable numeric values for linear interpolation.
  • WARNING: Invalid feature names for column headers.
    • Cause: Raised by Write().write_volumes(self, ...) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when it could not write feature names to a copy of the template sheet in the output (template) workbook (VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx).
    • Remedy:
      • Ensure that ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx contains valid reach descriptions (reach preparation within the ModifyTerrain module).
      • Ensure that no other program uses VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_ volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx and that both workbooks have not been accidentally deleted.
  • WARNING: Invalid alignment Raster name ([...]).
    • Cause: Raised by ConditionCreator().fix_alignment(self, ...) in GetStarted/cConditionCreator.py when it could not open the stated raster.
    • Remedy: Complex filenames that do not comply with the River Architect filename convention may also cause this error. Rename all files with the Tools/rename_files.py script (see inline code comments for instructions) to adapt all Raster filenames to the River Architect filename convention and re-run Align Rasters (if required).
  • WARNING: Invalid type assignment -- setting reach names to IDs.
    • Cause: Raised by Read().get_reach_info(self, type) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when The type argument is notfull_name* orId. In this case, the [*ModifyTerrain*][5] module uses column C in ModifyTerrain/.templates/computation_extents.xlsx` for reach names and IDs.
    • Remedy: This warning message only occurs if the GUI application was changed or when the ModifyTerrain module is externally called with bad argument order. Review the argument order/assignments in the external call and ensure that The type* variable is in the allowed_types = [“full_name”, “id”]` list.
  • WARNING: Invalid unit_system identifier.
    • Cause: Raised by ModifyTerrain.__init__() ( ModifyTerrain/cModifyTerrain.py) or the VolumeAssessment.__init__() ( VolumeAssessment/cVolumeAssessment.py) when the unit system identifier is not either us or si. The program will use the default unit system (U.S. customary).
    • Remedy: This warning message only occurs if the GUI application was changed or when the ModifyTerrain module is externally called with bad argument order. Review the argument order/assignments in the external call var = mt.ModifyTerrain(condition=..., unit_system=..., ...).
  • WARNING: Merge operation failed (empty shapefiles?).
    • Cause: Raised by the ProjectMaker/s30_terrain_stabilization/’s main() function when the nature-based engineering and Angular Boulder shapefiles for stabilizing the terrain failed.
    • Remedy: One or both stabilization shapefiles (ProjectMaker/ProjectName/Geodata/Shapefiles/Terrain_stab.shp or .../Terrain_boulder_stab.shp) may be empty. Check source data or consider to change the user-defined requried critical lifespan.
  • WARNING: No Lifespan / Design Raster found (...).
    • Cause: Raised by the MaxLifespan’s Director class (MaxLifespan/cFeatureActions.py) when it cannot find any valid lifespan or design Raster for a condition.
    • Remedy: Make sure to run the LifespanDesign module for at least one feature within the selected group for a condition. If necessary, verify the contents of lifespan Rasters in LifespanDesign/Output/Rasters/CONDITION/ (e.g., empty Rasters and Raster names must contain lf or ds to be recognized).
  • WARNING: Non-numeric values in data.
    • Cause: Raised by the interpolation functions of the Interpolator class (.site_packages/riverpy/cInterpolator.py) when the x data points that should get an interpolated y-value are not numeric.
    • Remedy: Check the condition flow duration and/or time duration curve and remove any non-numeric value from the discharge columns.
  • WARNING: Old logfile is locked [...].
    • Cause: Raised by the logging_start(logfile_name) function (multiple classes) when the logfiles are locked by another process. The parenthesis [...] indicates the concerned run task.
    • Remedy: Ensure that the logfiles of the concerned module are not opened in any other process or program.
  • WARNING: PlantExisting.shp is corrupted or non-existent.
    • Cause: Raised by the ProjectMaker/s20_plantings_delineation/’s main() function when it could not process the existing plants shapefile.
    • Remedy: Ensure that existing plants (ProjectMaker/ProjectName/Geodata/Shapefiles/PlantExisting.shp) is correctly set up according to the descriptions in the wiki. However, this raster is not absolutely required.
  • WARNING: Substituting user-defined crit. lifespan (...) with ....
    • Cause: Error raised by the ProjectMaker/s30_terrain_stabilization/’s main() function when the user-defined critical lifespan for terrain stabilization does not exaclty correspond to the available hydraulic Rasters defined for the provided Condition.
    • Remedy: Ensure to only use lifespans defined for the provided Condition (cf. definition of flow duration periods).
  • WARNING: The provided path to Rasters for mapping is invalid. Using templates instead.
    • Cause: Raised by the Mapper() class in .site_packages/riverpy/cMapper.py when it could not process the provided input Raster path.
    • Remedy: If code changes were made, ensure that Mapper() received correct CONDITION and map_type arguments. Otherwise, Mapper() will use the template Raster files located in RiverArchitect/02_Maps/templates/Rasters/.
  • WARNING: Volume value assignment failed.
    • Cause: Raised by Write().write_volumes(self, ...) in .site_packages/riverpy/cReachManager.py when it could not write volume (numbers) to a copy of the template sheet in the output (template) workbook (VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx).
    • Remedy: Traceback earlier error and warning messages. Ensure that no other program uses VolumeAssessment/Output/CONDITION_volumes.xlsx or VolumeAssessment/.templates/volume_template.xlsx and that both workbooks have not been accidentally deleted.