A Measure of Reservoir Efficiency

by Steven G. Buchberger, Univ of Cincinnati, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The notion of reservoir efficiency is defined for a water supply reservoir operated according to the standard policy, that is, one where the release is constant whenever physically possible. An example illustrates how reservoir efficiency provides a consistent basis for comparing and evaluating the steady-state performance of storage facilities.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Storage facilities | Water policy | Water supply | Water storage | Water conservation | Steady states

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