Articles | Volume 379
Pre-conference publication
05 Jun 2018
Pre-conference publication |  | 05 Jun 2018

Effect of reservoir zones and hedging factor dynamism on reservoir adaptive capacity for climate change impacts

Adebayo J. Adeloye and Bankaru-Swamy Soundharajan

Data sets

Simulated historic and climate-change-perturbed runoff inflow series data for Pong reservoir A. J. Adeloye

Short summary
We assessed the effects of different modes of operating reservoir on its ability to moderate water shortage impacts caused by climate change. The operating rule approach was enhanced by hedging using multiple zones and monthly rationing ratios for curtailment of water release. The results showed that basic hedging with single zone and constant rationing ratio caused significant reduction in water shortage during severe droughts. More complex operation modes produced only modest improvement.