Portland State University. Department of Civil Engineering
Roy W. Koch
Date of Award
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
1 online resource (142 p.)
Water-supply -- Mathematical models, Stream measurements -- Mathematical models
Forecast models are investigated and developed for use in local water management to aid in determining short term water requirements and availability. The forecast models include precipitation occurrence and depth using a Markov chain model, temperature and solar radiation with a multivariate autoregressive model, and streamflow with autoregressive-moving average models. The precipitation, temperature, and solar radiation forecasts are used with a soil moisture model to determine water demands. A state space approach to the Muskingum-Cunge streamflow routing technique is developed. The forecast water demands and streamflow forecasts are used as inputs to this routing model. Forecast model errors and propagation of these errors from one model into the next are investigated.
Putnam, Douglas Alan, "Forecasting for local water management" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3540.