Improved algorithms for reservoir capacity calculation incorporating storage-dependent losses and reliability norm
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright 1987 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 23, Issue 10, pages 1819–1823, October 1987
How to Cite
1987), Improved algorithms for reservoir capacity calculation incorporating storage-dependent losses and reliability norm, Water Resour. Res., 23(10), 1819–1823, doi:10.1029/WR023i010p01819.(
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JUL 1987
- Manuscript Received: 7 MAY 1987
Two algorithms that improve upon the sequent-peak procedure for reservoir capacity calculation are presented. The first incorporates storage-dependent losses (like evaporation losses) exactly as the standard linear programming formulation does. The second extends the first so as to enable designing with less than maximum reliability even when allowable shortfall in any failure year is also specified. Together, the algorithms provide a more accurate, flexible and yet fast method of calculating the storage capacity requirement in preliminary screening and optimization models.