Computer Support For TVA's Reservoir System Operations: Software

by Burton M. Courtney, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States,
Arland W. Whitlock, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers


In the early 1980's, the Tennessee Valley Authority implemented its Water Resources Management Information (WATREMAIN) system to provide support for operation of its integrated multipurpose reservoir system. That system has significantly improved the efficiency and effectiveness of TVA reservoir operations, providing a wide variety of programs and procedures that improve response time for decisions, improve data collection and processing, reduce computational errors, and eliminate tedious and repetitive work. Because WATREMAIN been so successful, TVA is presently planning a Reservoir Operations Branch Enhanced Computer System (ROBECS) that will enable us to better respond to increasingly complex demands on the water resources of the area as well as take advantage of technological advances in the computer and civil engineering fields. Proposed features of the enhanced system are discussed.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Federal government | Reservoirs | Systems management | Water resources | Resource management | Information management | Information systems | Tennessee | United States

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