Development of a rational management philosophy for existing reservoirs is being stimulated by the rapid exploitation throughout the world of dam sites which are economically and ecologically viable. A nonlinear, stochastic mathematical programming algorithm is used to maximise profit from the operation of a reservoir over a finite time period, namely an annual hydrologic cycle, taking account of water used for domestic, industrial, irrigation, low-flow augmentation, and power demands, and of losses due to seepage and evaporation.
M. A. MUSPRATT; OPTIMAL POLICY FOR RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT. Hydrology Research 1 April 1973; 4 (2): 57–76. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1973.0006
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