HEC-3 Reservoir System Analysis for Conservation. Users Manual
HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA
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This program is the fourth generation of a program originally developed in 1965-1966 at The Hydrologic Engineering Center by Mr. Leo R. Beard. Since the initial version was issued many modifications have been made to increase the capability of the program, and the program has undergone extensive testing. The primary modification incorporated into the version described herein is a complete revision of the input structure. The primary purposes of modifying the input structure were to simplify input preparation and to facilitate changes in input required for sensitivity studies and studies of alternative system configurations. The program simulates the operation of a reservoir system for such conservation purposes as water supply, navigation, recreation, low-flow augmentation and hydroelectric power. While flood control operations can be handled in some respects, a more complete simulation is possible using HEC-5 Reservoir System Operation for Flood Control. The program can accept any configuration of reservoirs, diversions, powerplants and stream control points. Economic values can be computed for meeting selected targets.
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