Hydrological Dimensioning and Operation of Reservoirs

Practical Design Concepts and Principles

  • Imre V. Nagy
  • Kofi Asante-Duah
  • Istvan Zsuffa

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 1-14
  3. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 15-27
  4. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 61-84
  5. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 85-107
  6. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 109-124
  7. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 169-186
  8. Imre V. Nagy, Kofi Asante-Duah, Istvan Zsuffa
    Pages 187-208
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-225

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Imre V. Nagy
    • 1
  • Kofi Asante-Duah
    • 2
  • Istvan Zsuffa
    • 3
  1. 1.Budapest Technical University & Committee for Water Resources DevelopmentHungarian Academy of SciencesHungary
  2. 2.Environment DivisionAnteon CorporationSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Department for Hydrology and Water ManagementBudapest Technical UniversityHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5942-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9894-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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