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ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF BROOKVILLE FLOOD CONTROL DAM

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posted on 16.01.2019 by Mingda Lu
In this study, the performance of a flood control reservoir called Brookville Reservoir located in the East fork of the Whitewater River Basin, was analyzed using historic and futuristic data. For that purpose, USEPA HSPF software was used to develop the rainfall runoff modelling of the entire Whitewater River Basin up to Brookville, Indiana. Using uncontrolled flow data, the model was calibrated using 35 years of data and validated using 5 years by evaluating the goodness-offit with R2, RMSE, and NSE. Using historic data, the historic performances were accessed initially.
Using downscaled daily precipitation data obtained from. GCM for the considered region, flows were generated using the calibrated HSPF model. A reservoir operation model was built using the present operating policies. By appending the reservoir simulation model with HSPF model results, performance of the reservoir was assessed for the future conditions.

History

Degree Type

Master of Science in Engineering

Department

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Campus location

Hammond

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Chandramouli V Chandramouli

Additional Committee Member 2

Chien-Chung Chen

Additional Committee Member 3

Jiliang Li

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