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The use of screening models in determining water supply reliability

TitleThe use of screening models in determining water supply reliability
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsPalmer RN, Lettenmaier DP
JournalJournal Civil Engineering Systems
Volume1
Issue1
Start Page15
Pagination15-22
Date Published06/1983
Keywordsmathematical modelling, Optimization, Reliability, Water supply
Abstract

Accurate estimation of water supply reliability is often hindered by a paucity of historic streamflow data and the expense of adequate system modelling. A procedure using synthetic streamflow generation and screening models in determining water supply reliability in a cost-effective manner is presented. A series of screening models are developed to evaluate numerous synthetic streamflow data to select from them desired flows for incorporation into an optimization model. Results from the optimization model are used to generate cumulative distribution functions of system reliability. The water supply system serving Seattle, Washington is used as a case study.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02630258308970311
DOI10.1080/02630258308970311