State Water Resources Research Institute Program
Project ID: 2007TX262B
Title: Reallocation of Reservoir Storage Capacity between Flood Control and Conservation Purposes
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2007
End Date: 2/29/2008
Congressional District: 17
Focus Categories: Surface Water, Water Quantity, Water Supply
Keywords: water supply, flood control, multipurpose reservoir operations, WRAP model
Principal Investigators: Kim, Tae Jin; Wurbs, Ralph A.
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,000
Abstract: WRAP is a generalized river/reservoir management modeling system that is routinely applied in Texas to support regional and statewide planning studies and administration of the water rights permit system. The Ph.D. research project consists of expanding WRAP modeling capabilities to include evaluation of interactions and tradeoffs between reservoir operations for flood control and conservation purposes. A large multiple-purpose reservoir system operated by the Corps of Engineers and Brazos River Authority will provide a case study for formulating and evaluating storage reallocation strategies. Modeling capabilities will be improved and potentialities for improving multiple-purpose reservoir system operations will be assessed.
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