Reservoir System Reliability Constrained by Salinity Academic Article uri icon


  • A generalized reservoir/river system simulation model, which incorporates salinity considerations, was developed and applied in an evaluation of the water supply capabilities of a reservoir system in the Brazos River Basin. Water resources management and utilization in this river basin is severely constrained by natural salt pollution. The paper outlines a general approach for developing the required input data and applying the simulation model in evaluating water supply reliabilities subject to specified maximum allowable salt concentrations. Key issues are identified and discussed from the perspective of the illustrative case study. The modelling and analysis methodology is pertinent to other river basins as well. 1995 Journals Oxford Ltd

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Water Resources Development

author list (cited authors)

  • Wurbs, R. A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Wurbs, Ralph A

publication date

  • January 1995