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Title:Optimal operation of flood control systems
Author(s):Feng, Ching-Ju; Morin, Thomas L.
Contributor(s):Northwestern University
Subject(s):Water resources development
Water resources development--Illinois
Water management
U.S. Geological Survey
Flood control
Dynamic programming
Water resource system
Geographic Coverage:Illinois (state)
Abstract:The management and control of multiple-reservoir flood control systems is studied. Our objective is to devise operating policies which minimize flood damages as determined by the flood peaks. Methodologies are presented that employ dynamic programming and stochastic dynamic programming for the optimal operation of multiple-reservoir flood control systems with deterministic and stochastic inflows, respectively. The methodologies are applied to a number of real-world problems involving river basins in Illinois and elsewhere. We then study the effects of parametrically varying a number of the input parameters. A Markov renewal flood synthesis model and a methodology for determining the optimal capacity of a new flood control reservoir are also presented.
Issue Date:1977-03
Publisher:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Sponsor:U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Department of the Interior
Rights Information:Copyright 1977 held by Ching-Ju Feng, Thomas L. Morin
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-22

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