The sediment scour model predicts the behavior of packed and suspended sediment within the three-dimensional flow capabilities of FLOW-3D®. Potential applications include erosion around bridge piers, weirs, dams and underwater pipelines, and removal and drifting of sand or snow over terrain. The model consists of two basic components: drifting and lifting. Drifting acts on sediment that is suspended in the flow; gravity (along with other body forces) causes the settling of the sediment. This model is based on the drift-flux model already incorporated into FLOW-3D®. Lifting takes place only at the interface between the packed sediment and fluid and occurs where the local shear stress imposed by the liquid on the bed interface exceeds a critical value. The amount of lifting is proportional to the shear stress. In conjunction with the drifting and lifting models, a drag model is used to mimic the solid-like behavior of the sediment in regions where its concentration exceeds a cohesive solid fraction. The viscosity and density are functions of the sediment concentration; they are calculated as a function of the sediment concentration.