Flood routing through reservoirs serves several major functions. It makes possible the determination of the effect of a reservoir, whether constructed for flood control purposes alone or for other purposes, on historic or predicated future floods at the reservoir site. The effect at the dam site then provides a basis for calculating the effect downstream. It also aids in obtaining the proper manipulation of gated spillways on multiple purpose reservoirs to provide the most advantageous flood control on the stream and at the same time make the best use of the water for power, irrigation, or other purposes.
Flood Routing, Reservoirs, Pecos River, Alamogordo Dam, Haines Method, Horton Method, Spillway
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Fife, Rowland W.. "Methods of Routing Floods Through Reservoirs." (1952). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ce_etds/149