Reservoir System Simulation Through Network Flow Programming

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by Michael C. Archer, California Dep of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA, USA,
Francis I. Chung, California Dep of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: A generalized reservoir system simulation model that makes use of a network flow programming technique has been developed for use in planning and operation studies of multi-purpose water resources systems as performed by the California Department of Water Resources. Advantages of the developed model over the conventional accounting type reservoir simulation model are twofold: 1) faster execution of the model in a computer and 2) more modeling flexibility due to the ability to assign priorities among the various purposes. A case study is presented to demonstrate these advantages through the example of the operation of Isabella Lake on the Kern River in central California.

Subject Headings: Flow simulation | Hydrologic models | Computer models | Reservoirs | Simulation models | Model analysis | Computer programming | Water resources | Mathematical models | North America | California | United States

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