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Main Title Optimal Policy for Operation of a Multipurpose Reservoir.
Author Prochask, B. J. ; Russel, C. B. ;
CORP Author Clemson Univ., S.C. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1971
Report Number WRRI-18; OWRR-A-018-SC; 07133,; A-018-SC(1)
Stock Number PB-198 520
Additional Subjects ( Multiple purpose reservoirs ; Policies) ; Management ; Systems engineering ; Optimization ; Dynamic programming ; Control theory ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-198 520 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 58p
A mathematical model of a multipurpose reservoir is formulated taking into account such factors as: flow augmentation, the stochastic nature of inputs, requirements on the reservoir level, and the hydroelectric function of the reservoir. Based on the model an optimal solution to the problem of allocation of the impounded water is determined. These optimal polices or strategies are determined by (probabilistic) dynamic programming for which the objective is to minimize the expected total discounted cost over a finite horizon. These general results are in the form of theorems, some of which are represented graphically. A numerical example, to illustrate the results, and general implementation remarks are included. (WRSIC Abstract)