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Reservoir operations guides - application on three reservoirs
Submitted by Armida on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:21
|Reservoir operations guides - application on three reservoirs
|Year of Conference
|Marron, J. K., Farnes P. E., and Pacheco C.
|57th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 57th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Fort Collins, Colorado
|Management technique, Operation Goal, Reservoir Operations, Water Supply Forecasts
The Soil Conservation Service, Water Supply Forecasting Staff developed and released a technique and software to help water users manage reservoirs to achieve the goal of the structure whether that goal was to optimize water supply for irrigation or reduce damage done by excess runoff. the reservoir management technique reviewed here bases nanagement decisions on water supply forecasts. The technique has been applied on several reservoirs in the west. Three reservoirs were selected for review. All of these reservoirs are dominated by snowmelt runoff. This paper will review the possible implications of the application of this process.