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Optimizing flood control allocation for a multipurpose reservoir
AuthorDuren, Fred K.
AdvisorButcher, William S.
Geological Sciences and Engineering
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Much research has been devoted to applying systems analysis to multipurpose reservoir design and operation. By computer analysis, a single multipurpose reservoir's operation can be simulated and the economic benefits from this operation can be computed. Incorporation of an optimizing technique into the program can lead to an economic optimization of the reservoir flood control diagram. This optimized diagram should be developed for a period of time during which stable economic conditions exist at the reservoir. The complete program which computes the optimized diagram can be re-used with a minimal amount of change to re-compute optimized diagrams for the same reservoir for succeeding periods of stable economic conditions or to compute optimized diagrams for other reservoirs. The most economic flood control diagram should be considered in the development of the operating rules for a multipurpose reservoir.
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