Articles | Volume 25, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2063–2087, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2063-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2063–2087, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2063-2021

Research article 19 Apr 2021

Research article | 19 Apr 2021

Minimizing the impact of vacating instream storage of a multi-reservoir system: a trade-off study of water supply and empty flushing

Chia-Wen Wu et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Dec 2020) by Alberto Guadagnini
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Feb 2021) by Alberto Guadagnini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Mar 2021) by Alberto Guadagnini
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This paper promotes the feasibility of emptying instream storage through joint operation of multiple reservoirs. The trade-off between water supply and emptying reservoir storage and alleviating impacts on downstream environment are thoroughly discussed. Operation of reservoirs is optimized to calibrate the optimal parameters defining the activation and termination of emptying reservoir. The optimized strategy limits the water shortage and maximizes the expected benefits of emptying reservoir.