Flood Control in the Brazilian Electric System Reservoirs at Parana River Basin

by A. L. Lopes,
V. F. Rocha,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


This paper describes the experience of the Brazilian Electric System in flood control at Parana River basin, and presents the factors that required the consideration of flood impacts in the energy operation planning studies. There is a brief description of the main characteristics of hydraulic plants and the problems caused by the conflicting objectives of energy generation and flood control.

Subject Headings: Electrical systems | Floods | Electric power | Rivers and streams | Basins | Reservoirs | Control systems | Hydraulics | Parana River | Brazil | South America

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