Reservoir System Simulation Through Network Flow Programming

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


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 | Reservoirs | Computer programming | Computer models | Case studies | Hydrologic models | Mathematical models | Simulation models | California | United States

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