Optimization of freshwater inflow to estuaries

Yeou-Koung Tung*, Yixing Bao, Larry W. Mays

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Abstract

This paper presents a methodology that can be used for determining the optimal freshwater inflows into bays and estuaries for the purpose of balancing freshwater demands with the harvest of various types of estaurine resource. Salinity is expressed as a function of freshwater inflow in a nonlinear regression equation and used as a constraint. Additional nonlinear constraints are the harvest regression equations for the various species which express harvest as a function of the quantity of freshwater inflow. Because of the uncertainty associated with the regression equations for salinity and harvest these constraints are expressed in a chance-constrained formulation. The methodology has been applied to the Lavaca-Tres Palacios Estuary in Texas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptim Resour Water Manage Proc ASCE 17th Annu Natl Conf
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages801-805
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)087262756X
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
EventOptimizing the Resources for Water Management - Proceedings of the ASCE 17th Annual National Conference - Fort Worth, TX, USA
Duration: 17 Apr 199021 Apr 1990

Publication series

NameOptim Resour Water Manage Proc ASCE 17th Annu Natl Conf

Conference

ConferenceOptimizing the Resources for Water Management - Proceedings of the ASCE 17th Annual National Conference
CityFort Worth, TX, USA
Period17/04/9021/04/90

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    Tung, Y-K., Bao, Y., & Mays, L. W. (1990). Optimization of freshwater inflow to estuaries. In Optim Resour Water Manage Proc ASCE 17th Annu Natl Conf (pp. 801-805). (Optim Resour Water Manage Proc ASCE 17th Annu Natl Conf). Publ by ASCE.