This book elaborates some very important concepts, tools, and methodologies that can be used to help resolve multiple reservoir capacity allocation problems in a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective way. The material presented in the book will guide the hydrological analyst or design engineer in the determination of the optimal storage capacities and operational strategies of the individual elements in a system of reservoirs present at a set of potential dam sites. The specific goal in the type of optimization problem elaborated here will be to help minimize the reservoir capacities and/or shortfalls (which are a surrogate for minimizing costs) and still meet capacity requirements and needs. The ultimate objective in such an application will be to prevent over-design or under-design of reservoir storage capacities under optimum conditions of reservoir operation. Thus, the optimal solution will produce the smallest reservoir storage required to meet all project demands with an acceptable degree of reliability.
Dedication. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Hydrology of Flow Regulation. 3. Planning for Dams and Reservoirs: Hydrologic Design Elements and Operational Characteristics of Storage Reservoirs. 4. Principles and Concepts in the Hydrologic Design and Operation of Storage Reservoirs. 5. Systems Approach in the Hydrologic Design and Operation of Storage Reservoirs. 6. Hydrologic Analysis of Flood Flows. 7. Methods of Approach for Designing Optimal Storage Capacities and Operational Strategies for Multireservoir Systems. 8. Determination of the Optimal Reservoir Storage Capacity and Operational Parameters for a River Dam. 9. Hydrological Sizing of Reservoirs for Flood Protection. 10. Application of the Moran Model in Reservoir Storage Design. List of References and Bibliography. Index.
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