Peace River project with specific reference to reservoir filling and runoff forecasts

TitlePeace River project with specific reference to reservoir filling and runoff forecasts
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1961
AuthorsSampson, F.
Conference Name29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1961
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSpokane, Washington
KeywordsPower development, Reservoir regulation, Water supply forecasting
Abstract

A description of the Peace River power development project is presented with emphasis placed on the importance of economical reservoir operation. It is stated that presently developed water supply forecast schemes have an accuracy of 15 percent and that this accuracy will show an economical saving of a million dollars worth of power a year. Volumes of river flow up to 22 million acre feet are involved.A discussion by Mr. T.A.J. Leach points out the establishment of five new snow survey courses within the Peace River catchment area to supplement the four existing courses now operating in the adjacent Fraser River basin which have sufficient length of record to be used in forecasting. Other climatological factors will also be measured and reported.

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