Project #4306

Dynamic Reservoir Operations: Managing for Climate Variability and Change

$544,223
Completed
Principle Investigator
Dan
Sheer
Research Manager
Ms. Jennifer I Warner
Contractor
HydroLogics, Inc.
Reservoir Management
Climate Change
Water Quality

Abstract

This research identified how reservoir operations can be adjusted to adapt to hydrologic changes associated with climate change and the uncertainties associated with climate variability. The project addressed issues such as developing and using dynamic rule-curves or operating criteria, and how they affect water quantity, water quality, flood management, and environmental release responsibilities of water utilities. The project produced two reports: Dynamic Reservoir Operations: Managing for Climate Variability and Change (4306a) and Reservoir Operations Development Guide: The Theory and Practice of Developing Reservoir Operating Rules for Managing Multiple Objectives (4306b). For print orders, click either shopping cart below as the reports will be shrink-wrapped together. Research partner: City of Calgary Water Resources. Published in 2014.