Evaluation/Optimization of reservoir operation rules for flood management using an integrated hydrologic-hydraulic framework

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Sordo Ward, Álvaro Francisco ; Bianucci, Sandra Paola ; Pérez Díaz, Juan Ignacio ; García Palacios, Jaime ; Cuevas Velasquez, Victor ; Garrote de Marcos, Luis (2011)
  • Publisher: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
  • Subject: Medio Ambiente | Ingeniería Civil y de la Construcción | Hidrología

Se ha presentado la evaluación y optimización de las reglas de operación de un embalse para gestión de avenidas usando un entorno integrado hidrológico- hidráulico de tipo Monte Carlo. Some reservoirs play a major role in flood protection, managing the floods and reducing or delaying the peak discharges in the river downstream. However, the changing environment (natural and anthropological changes) requires the development of more elaborated strategies for reservoir operation. Three factors are relevant: 1) the natural variability of inflow hydrographs, 2) the competition for reservoir storage capacity between flood control and other uses, and 3) the existence of built-up areas on downstream river reaches. A framework for evaluation/optimization of reservoir operation rules for flood management in a changing environment is presented in this study. The study was carried out using an integrated hydrologic – hydraulic model in a Monte Carlo framework.
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