Modeling Water Resources Systems for Water Quality

by R. G. Willey, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Cent, Davis, CA, USA,
D. J. Smith, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Cent, Davis, CA, USA,
J. H. Duke, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Cent, Davis, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: A reservoir system analysis computer model has been recently developed with the capability to simulate up to 10 reservoirs, 30 control points and 8 water quality parameters. With this model the user can evaluate a best system operation analysis for multipurpose reservoir regulation to obtain target water quality conditions at user specified control points. This model, HEC-5Q, has been applied to the 10,000 square mile (26,000 square kilometers) drainage area of the Sacramento River System. The Sacramento system includes two tandem reservoirs, three parallel reservoirs and 400 miles (640 km) of stream channel network.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Hydrologic models | Water resources | Reservoirs | System analysis | Computer models | Mathematical models | Simulation models | North America | California | United States | Sacramento

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