Savannah River Basin Flood Management Decision Support

by George F. McMahon, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA, USA,
Annette H. Taylor, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA, USA,
Terry M. Darragh, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


The Savannah District Army Corps of Engineers has constructed and now operates three multipurpose reservoirs on the Savannah River. Hartwell, the most upstream of the three projects, is located approximately 89 miles above Augusta, Georgia. The next project, moving downstream, is the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, a pumped-storage facility with a 300 MW conventional installation. Finally, the Clarks Hill Project is located on the Savannah River approximately 22 miles above Augusta, Georgia. A computer model to provide water control management decision support has been developed, and permanent and updatable datasets have been developed for all three reservoirs. This software, known as the BRASS (Basin Runoff and Streamflow Simulation) Model, was developed in 1981 by the Savannah District Corps of Engineers.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Hydrologic models | Rivers and streams | Basins | Floods | Decision support systems | Developing countries | Simulation models | Georgia | United States

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