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Use of acoustic technology to aid in the regulation of Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson, Mississippi: Trials and tribulations

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DOI: 10.1061/40517(2000)307

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey is computing continuous discharge of the Pearl River at the upper end of the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson, Mississippi, using acoustic technology and conventional streamgaging methods. The computed inflow is posted "real-time" to the Mississippi District's web page where it can be monitored by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) to aid in reservoir regulation. The use of this technology to determine discharge allows the PRVWSD to prepare for headwater flooding conditions ahead of time and adjust reservoir outflow accordingly. Hydraulic and acoustic problems inherent to this site have presented problems not normally encountered at a typical streamgaging site. Copyright ASCE 2004.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Use of acoustic technology to aid in the regulation of Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson, Mississippi: Trials and tribulations
ISBN:
0784405174; 9780784405178
DOI:
10.1061/40517(2000)307
Volume
104
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Conference Title:
Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000
Conference Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Conference Date:
30 July 2000 through 2 August 2000