2019 RiverWare User Group Meeting NCAR/UCAR Center Green Campus Auditorium
Wednesday, August 28, 8am–5pm
  Thursday, August 29, 8am–Noon
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TVA River Management Overview and RiverWare Integration
Melissa Lindquist, Gabriel Miller—Tennessee Valley Authority
Taming the Tennessee River was TVA's first task, and it got the job done by building a system of dams and reservoirs to control flooding and generate power. Today, TVA also manages the river flow to meet many other needs, including protecting water quality, ensuring year-round navigation and providing water supply for power production as well as municipal, agricultural and industrial use. During the summer—between June 1 and Labor Day—TVA works to fill the reservoirs for recreational use. Additionally, reservoirs must be managed so that the riverbeds below their dams don't dry out. So that all needs are met, TVA manages the system as a whole, and raises or lowers water levels accordingly. How well the system is balanced is determined by measurements taken at Chickamauga Dam near Chattanooga, Tenn.—the location that provides the best indication of water flow in the upper Tennessee River system. For modeling and making optimal decisions, TVA uses RiverWare is combination with Delft-FEWS. TVA has several RiverWare models that use simulation, rule-based analysis, and optimization.
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