Operation Policy Analysis: Sam Rayburn Reservoir

by David T. Ford, (A.M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; U.S. Army Corps of Engrs., The Hydrologic Engrg. Center, 609 Second St., Davis, Calif.,
Charles Sullivan, (M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; U.S. Army Corps of Engrs., Southwestern Division, Dallas, Tex.,
Ralph Garland, (M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; U.S. Army Corps of Engrs., Ft. Worth District, Fort Worth, Tex.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 339-350

Document Type: Journal Paper


A combined optimization-simulation procedure was developed and applied to identify the optimal conservation pool storage allocation problem is formulated and solved as a constrained nonlinear programming (NLP) problem with multiple objectives. The Box-Complex algorithm is coupled with an existing generalized reservoir simulation model to seek a solution to the NLP problem. The solutions are refined by an iterative simulation process that allows input from planners and engineers who are involved in management of this system.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Systems management | Nonlinear analysis | Computer programming | Algorithms | Coupling | Simulation models | Hydrologic models

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