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Water Resources Management

, Volume 30, Issue 9, pp 3143–3157 | Cite as

Application of Integrated Hydrologic and River Basin Management Modeling for the Optimal Development of a Multi-Purpose Reservoir Project

  • Kong ChhuonEmail author
  • Eugene Herrera
  • Kazuo Nadaoka
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Abstract

Multi-purpose reservoir development have been always a big challenge for the management of water resources. This paper describes an integrated approach for investigating catchment hydrology in the development of a hydropower and a canal irrigation system based on model analyses. The investigation aims to adequately determine an optimal domestic and irrigation water resources allocation scheme based on an assessment of the reservoir water balance and capacity for hydropower. The soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) which characterizes basin hydrology and the water management and planning model MODSIM which provides a decision support system for water allocation optimization, were used in this study. The integrated approach was applied to Prek Te River basin in Cambodia. The water demand aspect was examined based on domestic water use, irrigation water, environmental flow, and water losses. An operational rule curve was developed for hydropower operation with respect to a power potential of 13 MW. Hydrologic modeling revealed 90 % dependable water of about 2.7 m3/s during the dry season and 214.3 m3/s during the wet season, indicative of a wet-season dependent reservoir for storage. Results from the 26-years simulation period also showed that diversions for domestic water and irrigation water supply were 92.3 % dependable for a 13 MW capacity hydropower development. The integrated approach was shown to be a valuable decision support tool for water resources management with the determination of an optimum policy for multi-purpose reservoir operation based on available basin water supply.

Keywords

Hydropower Irrigation MODSIM SWAT Water balance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental EngineeringUniversity of the Philippines DilimanQuezon CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Institute of Civil EngineeringUniversity of the Philippines DilimanQuezon CityPhilippines
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Environmental InformaticsTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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