Dau, Q.V.; Adeloye, A.J.

Reservoir inflows and release data, and optimised monthly rule curve ordinates (upper, lower and critical) for Pong and Bhakra reservoirs in Northern India

Data comprise reservoir inflows and release data (including spills), evaporation loss and optimised monthly rule curve ordinates (upper, lower and critical) for Pong and Bhakra reservoirs in Northern India. Also included in the rule curve data are associated reservoir rationing ratios that can be applied to gross demand when rationing is also indicated.

Data contain monthly Inflows, net-evaporation loss and release (all in million cubic metres, i.e. x 10^6 m^3) as simulated by WEAP for the Pong and Bhakra reservoir for the baseline (1989 - 2008); mid-century (2032-2050) and end-century (2082-2100) periods. The future inflows were based on forcing the WEAP model of the basin with climate projections of the GFDL-CM3 CMIP model

The data were collected by Heriot-Watt University under the Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate (SusHi-Wat) project funded by NERC.

Publication date: 2020-04-24

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Dau, Q.V.; Adeloye, A.J. (2020). Reservoir inflows and release data, and optimised monthly rule curve ordinates (upper, lower and critical) for Pong and Bhakra reservoirs in Northern India. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/46135938-cc6c-44a0-b35b-f6e5f5dd1221

 

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ReservoirData.csv. Data contain monthly Inflows, net-evaporation loss and release (x 10^6 m^3) as simulated by WEAP for the Pong and Bhakra reservoir for the baseline (1989 - 2008); mid century (2032-2050) and end-century (2082-2100) periods. The future inflows were based on forcing the WEAP model of the basin with climate projections of the GFDL-CM3 CMIP model.
Units - million cubic metres, i.e. x 10^6 m^3
RuleCurve.csv. Data contain optimised rule curves ordinates or storage levels (x 10^6 m^3) for the Pong and Bhakra reservoirs:
1. Smax (x 10^6m^3) Maximum storage level (= reservoir capacity)
2. URC (x 10^6m^3) Upper Rule Curve (URC) target storage levels (January - December);
3. CRC (x 10^6m^3) Critical Rule Curve (CRC that triggers water rationing) storage levels (January - December).
4. LRC (x 10^6m^3) Lower Rule Curve (LRC) target storage levels (January - December);
5. DS (x 10^6m^3) Dead storage

Also included in the rule curve data are associated reservoir rationing ratios that can be applied to gross demand when rationing is also indicated. When rationing is triggered, the reservoir release towards the demand is capped at RR * D, where RR is the rationing ratio and D is the gross demand for the period.

Correspondence/contact details

Prof. Adebayo Adeloye
Heriot-Watt University
 A.J.Adeloye@hw.ac.uk

Authors

Dau, Q.V.
Heriot-Watt University
Adeloye, A.J.
Heriot-Watt University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Heriot-Watt University
 studywithus@hw.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Water quality
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
13 October 2020 10:44