Design and Operating Rules for Reservoir Storage to Offset Future Consumptive Useby Stuart S. Schwartz, Interstate Commission on the Potomac, River Basin, Rockville, MD, USA,
Daniel P. Sheer, Interstate Commission on the Potomac, River Basin, Rockville, MD, USA,
Abstract: The Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) relies largely on the Potomac River for water supply. After many years of study, a coordinated regional operating plan was adopted by the water supply utilities serving the WMA, in order to significantly improve the system yield through largely non-structural means. Users of additional consumptive withdrawals, such as thermal electric power plants, will be required to supply sufficient reservoir storage to make-up for their extractions during critical periods. This work describes a method for determining the required volume of this make-up storage.
Subject Headings: Water storage | Reservoirs | Asphalts | Electric power | Urban areas | Thermal power | Washington | North America | United States | Potomac River
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