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Incorporating salinity considerations in water availability modeling

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dc.contributor.advisor Wurbs, Ralph en_US
dc.creator Krishnamurthy, Ganesh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-16T19:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-16T19:05:37Z
dc.date.created 0001-05 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-08-16T19:05:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/3833
dc.description.abstract This research focused on expanding the capabilities of the Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) for incorporating salinity considerations in assessments of water availability. A simulation modeling approach was used to address this issue and a generalized simulation model called WRAP-SALT was developed. The Brazos River Basin served as a case study to test the simulation approach adopted by the model. The simulation model adopts a generalized modeling approach applicable to any river basin system. The model tracks salinity throughout a river basin system over different periods of time for alternative scenarios of water use, reservoir system operating policies, and salt control mechanisms. The model was applied to the Brazos River Basin considering different management scenarios and the results obtained were analyzed. Reservoir reliabilities were assessed under user imposed salinity constraints. It was observed that the water supply reliabilities decreased significantly if salinity constraints were considered. Salt control dams proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were also incorporated in the simulation of the river basin. It was observed that salinity in the main stem of the Brazos River was significantly reduced. However, no significant improvement was observed in water supply reliabilities. en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A&M University en_US
dc.subject Water Availability Modeling en_US
dc.subject Water Quality Modeling en_US
dc.title Incorporating salinity considerations in water availability modeling en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.department Civil Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cahill, Anthony en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Raghavan, Srinivasan en_US
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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