Real Time Forecasting at a Major Flood Control Project

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by Charles M. Stover, Alabama Power Co, Birmingham, AL, USA,
David W. Widener, Alabama Power Co, Birmingham, AL, USA,
Edmund C. Burkett, Alabama Power Co, Birmingham, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources:

Abstract: Using data from a network of real time rain and stream gages, Alabama Power computes inflows in a deterministic streamflow model and adjusts outflows hourly to achieve optimum flood control performance. This paper explains this process and the component parts while describing how dependability is achieved.

Subject Headings: Project management | Floods | Forecasting | Rainfall | Hydro power | Hydrologic models | Streamflow | Inflow | Outflow | Data processing | North America | Alabama | United States

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