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Main Title Optimization of Operation of a System of Flood Control Reservoirs.
Author Hjelmfelt, Jr, Allen T. ; Tsiourti, Nicos Xeni ;
CORP Author Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3607; OWRR-B-065-MO; B-065-MO(1),; 04858
Stock Number PB-228 606
Additional Subjects Flood control ; Mathematical models ; Optimization ; Linear programming ; Reservoirs ; Probability ; Time series analysis ; River basin development ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-228 606 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 133p
Probabilistic methods of hydrology and optimization techniques were used to determine an optimal sequence of releases from a system of reservoirs during a flood emergency. The operation schedule for a reservoir was determined from estimated inflow to the reservoir, current reservoir contents and downstream conditions. Linear programming was used to establish the optimal operating procedure. The duration of the flood producing storm was divided into a series of equal time increments, an inflow into each reservoir estimated for each time increment and a release made from each reservoir during each time increment. The objective function (to be maximized) was taken to be the sum of all reservoir releases during the duration of flood inflow to the reservoirs.