Reservoir operations guides - application on three reservoirs

TitleReservoir operations guides - application on three reservoirs
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1989
AuthorsMarron, J. K., Farnes P. E., and Pacheco C.
Conference Name57th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 57th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1989
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationFort Collins, Colorado
KeywordsManagement 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.