Yakima Supervisory Real-Time Monitoring and Control System

by William H. Casola, Sutron Corp, Herndon, VA, USA,
Onni J. Perala, Sutron Corp, Herndon, VA, USA,
Daniel W. Farrell, Sutron Corp, Herndon, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: The Yakima Remote Control System is a case study application of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) concepts for the operation and monitoring of a large water resources project. The remote control system allows centralized control and monitoring of a series of water storage and diversion dams along the Yakima River which provide irrigation water and hydropower to the Bureau of Reclamation's Yakima Project in south-central Washington. The system is integrated with an existing hydrologic data collection system to allow managers to schedule real-time operational changes. The system enhances the ability of water managers to provide for more efficient use of available water through quicker response to weather and demand changes.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Water resources | Remote control | Data processing | Data collection | Information management | Water reclamation | Traffic engineering | Washington | North America | United States

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