Managing for Multiple Uses—Theory and Practice

by Nicholas A. Dodge, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, USA,
D. James Fodrea, Jr., US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


One of the gratest challenges given to reservoir operators is to provide an operating regime that will accomplish the objectives for which the project was constructed. This is important for many reasons. The project must produce the benefits for which it was authorized and its operational impacts should not differ significantly or adversely from those presented to affected parties prior to construction of the project. These challenges have been met with varying degrees of success in the Pacific Northwest. This paper provides some background on the planning of reservoir operations in the Columbia River Basin and some experiences that the Corps of Engineers have encountered in implementing those plans.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Construction management | Rivers and streams | Basins | Pacific Northwest | United States

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