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Main Title Dynamic Programming Study of Various Diversion Losses.
Author Dutto, R. D. ; Millha, C. B. ;
CORP Author Washington State Water Research Center, Pullman.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3548; OWRR-A-049-Wash.; A-049-Wash(1),; 04068
Stock Number PB-214 126
Additional Subjects ( Water resources ; Water consumption) ; ( Water consumption ; Dynamic programming) ; ( Nuclear power plants ; Water consumption) ; ( Hydroelectric power generation ; Water resources) ; Snake River ; Columbia River ; Reservoirs ; Pacific Northwest ; Industrial water ; Water loss ; Flow control ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Value engineering ; Cost effectiveness ; Diversion losses(Water) ; Water costs ; Water pollution abatement
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NTIS  PB-214 126 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
Results are presented of an assessment of diversion losses for power generation and pollution abatement that would accrue to the Pacific Northwest if water were diverted above Brownlee Dam on the Snake River or above McNary Dam on the Columbia River. The tool of analysis is dynamic programming. A six-dam, twelve-time-period model with 50,544 states per stage was constructed and computed. Data for the value per acre-foot for power generation is derived for all Snake-Columbia system dams using the expected cost during the decade 1970-1980 of replacing the lost water by nuclear capability. Using this together with well-known data for pollution abatement, an assessment of losses due to diversion for power generation and pollution-abatement is arrived at.