Queuing Theory and Water Storage

by W. B. Langbein, (A.M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-24

Document Type: Journal Paper


Method for determining amount of holdover storage for regulating stream flow; derivation of expression for case where discharge varies linearly with reservoir contents; use of queuing analogy to generalize solution by probability routing; effect of sequential correlation.

Subject Headings: Water storage | Streamflow | Regulated flow | Linear flow | Water discharge | Linear functions | Reservoirs | Probability

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