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Toward improved simulation of river operations through integration with a hydrologic model

Environmental Modelling and Software

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.018

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Abstract

Advanced modeling tools are needed for informed water resources planning and management. Two classes of modeling tools are often used to this end–(1) distributed-parameter hydrologic models for quantifying supply and (2) river-operation models for sorting out demands under rule-based systems such as the prior-appropriation doctrine. Within each of these two broad classes of models, there are many software tools that excel at simulating the processes specific to each discipline, but have historically over-simplified, or at worse completely neglected, aspects of the other. As a result, water managers reliant on river-operation models for administering water resources need improved tools for representing spatially and temporally varying groundwater resources in conjunctive-use systems. A new tool is described that improves the representation of groundwater/surface-water (GW-SW) interaction within a river-operations modeling context and, in so doing, advances evaluation of system-wide hydrologic consequences of new or altered management regimes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Toward improved simulation of river operations through integration with a hydrologic model
Series title:
Environmental Modelling and Software
DOI:
10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.018
Issue:
82
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Nevada Water Science Center
Description:
20 p.
First page:
255
Last page:
274
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N