Yakima Supervisory Real-Time Monitoring and Control Systemby William H. Casola, Sutron Corp, Herndon, VA, USA,
Onni J. Perala, Sutron Corp, Herndon, VA, USA,
Daniel W. Farrell, Sutron Corp, Herndon, VA, USA,
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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