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Quick-2, Version 1.0

This page provides resources to download and run the Quick-2, Version 1.0 program, a Microsoft DOS hydraulic analysis program (similar to HEC-2) used to compute water-surface elevations in open channels.

Quick-2 was developed to accompany the FEMA guidance manual titled, Managing Floodplain Development in Approximate Zone A Areas. Quick-2 is designed to assist community engineers, architecture and engineering firms, developers and others at the local level who may be required to develop Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) for Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) that have been designated as Zone A.

Resources on the latest version, Quick-2, Version 2.0, are available on the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Software Page.

Note: Users should note that Quick-2,Version 1.0 only operates on a Disk Operating System (DOS) or DOS emulator, which FEMA does not maintain.

Download Quick-2, Version 1.0

  1. Click on the link below to extract the WinZip archive to a local directory (e.g., C:\temp) on your computer's hard drive. Download Quick-2, Version 1.0

  2. Open the WinZip archive and extract the files to a directory named C:\QUICK2.
    (NOTE: Quick-2, Versions 1.0 and 2.0 may be run from the same computer if the Microsoft DOS and Windows versions are installed in different directories. If you currently have Version 2.0 installed, be sure the Version 2.0 program files are not located in a C:\QUICK2 directory)

  3. Create a C:\QUICK2\DATA subdirectory and then go to the MS-DOS prompt, navigate to the C:\QUICK2 directory where the files were copied and type "Q2". This will take you to the Quick-2, Version 1.0, main program menu.

    You are now ready to run Quick-2, Version 1.0.

Download Quick-2, Version 1.0, User's Manual (Includes Tutorials)

Use the Quick-2, Version 1.0, User's Manual if you need assistance with the program. Chapter 4 of this manual includes normal depth, step-backwater, channel capacity, and PLOT-2 tutorials.

Download Quick-2, Version 1.0, User's Manual

Last Updated: 
12/09/2019 - 09:18