On-Line Hydrologic Simulation of Lake Conroe Reservoir Releases for Downstream Flood Control

by Hanadi S. Rifai, Rice Univ, Dep of Environmental, Science & Engineering, Houston, TX, USA,
Philip B. Bedient, Rice Univ, Dep of Environmental, Science & Engineering, Houston, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: Texas A&M Watershed Model (TAMWM) is used to simulate the response of the Lake Conroe watershed following a storm event and to develop an operational policy for flood releases to mitigate downstream flooding. However, following severe storm events in 1979 and 1983, the need for on-line simulation became apparent. Recommended operational policies were then developed with the objective of minimizing peak releases from the reservoir to mitigate flooding effects downstream. The policies yielded a 30-50% decrease in peak flows from Lake Conroe releases.

Subject Headings: Floods | Hydrology | Reservoirs | Lakes | Rivers and streams | Watersheds | Storms | Hydrologic models | Simulation models | North America | Texas | United States

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