Water Science and Technology Library

Hydrological Dimensioning and Operation of Reservoirs

Practical Design Concepts and Principles

Authors: Nagy, I.V., Asante-Duah, K., Zsuffa, I.

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Storage reservoirs represent one of the most effective tools for eliminating, or at least for minimizing, discrepancies in the time and space variations of water resources distribution and requirements. In fact, the different - often contradictory - and increasing demands on water resources utilization and control usually can be fulfilled only by building multi-purpose reservoir systems. In this way, the available water resources can be exploited and/or managed in a more rational way. Typically, the construction of a dam across a river valley causes water to accumulate in a reservoir behind the dam; the volume of water accumulated in the reservoir will depend, in part, on the dimensions of the dam. The size of the dam will normally affect the capital expenditure in a very significant way. Indeed the construction of large water resource control systems - such as dams - generally involves rather huge manpower and material outlays. Consequently, the elaboration of effectual methods of approach that can be used in establishing the optimal reservoir parameters is of great practical significance. For instance, in the design and operation oflarge multi-reservoir systems, simple simulation and/or optimization models that can identify potentially cost­ effective and efficient system design are highly desirable. But it should be recognized that the problem of finding optimal capacities for multi-reservoir systems often becomes computationally complex because of the large number of feasible configurations that usually need to be analyzed.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nagy, Imre V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Hydrology of Flow Regulation

    Nagy, Imre V. (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • Planning for Dams and Reservoirs: Hydrologic Design Elements and Operational Characteristics of Storage Reservoirs

    Nagy, Imre V. (et al.)

    Pages 29-60

  • Principles and Concepts in the Hydrologic Design and Operation of Storage Reservoirs

    Nagy, Imre V. (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

  • Systems Approach in the Hydrologic Design and Operation of Storage Reservoirs

    Nagy, Imre V. (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrological Dimensioning and Operation of Reservoirs
Book Subtitle
Practical Design Concepts and Principles
Authors
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9894-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9894-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0438-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5942-0
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 225
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics