Description of the Application of Goal Programming for Selective Withdrawal Structure Operation

by D. G. Fontane, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
M. L. Schneider, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


Thermal stratification in reservoirs results in variations of water quality with depth. Selective withdrawal structures with outlets at different vertical locations, can be used to provide some control over the quality of the released water. Determining which outlets to operate and the flows to be released from each of those outlet is a difficult problem when multiple quality parameter objectives must be considered. A goal programming approach is presented to assist reservoir operations for short term operational decisions.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Thermal properties | Reservoirs | Water stratification | Computer programming | Thermal effects | Structural control | Quality control

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