Water supply planning for multi-purpose reservoir operation

TitleWater supply planning for multi-purpose reservoir operation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1957
AuthorsReynolds, R. R., and Kennedy D. V.
Conference Name25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1957
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSanta Barbara, California
KeywordsMulti-purpose reservoir planning, Reservoir regulation

A discussion of problems involved in operating the facilities of the California State Water Plan is presented. Reservoir storages are operated to obtain the maximum flood protection as the prime function together with meeting the other demands of the multiple use project of controlling streamflow for navigation, irrigation, hydroelectric power production, salinity control, municipal water supplies, fisheries management and recreation needs. In California most of the water in the many streams has been allocated by water rights. Strict economy of water use must be exercised and further planning must be continued towards equal opportunity for unpolluted water to meet the increasing needs and demands of an expanding population and industrial growth.