Modelling Hydrological Processes on Agricultural Used Land for Optimisation of Small Hydropower Cascade in the (Upper) Wuyang River Basin of Southwest China
American Journal of Water Science and Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 162-173
Received: Nov. 4, 2019; Accepted: Dec. 11, 2019; Published: Dec. 23, 2019
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Mariusz Merta, Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH, Hoppegarten, Germany
Harald Sommer, Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH, Hoppegarten, Germany
Zhengyue Jin, Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH, Hoppegarten, Germany
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Reliable estimations of stream flow generated from catchments are required as part of the information sets that help policy makers making reasonable decisions on water planning and management. The characteristics of the streamflow time series that influence water resources system modelling and planning can include the sequencing of flows on daily or longer time steps, spatial or temporal variability of flow, seasonal distribution and characteristics of high and low flow. This is mainly based on agricultural and natural land use. Hydrological modelling of the water supply in the river basin is of great importance in planning and optimization of hydropower plants. Those single plants are often integrated into complex cascades and are a significant part of electrical production depending on the natural inflow. However, in many parts of the world the necessary data are missing. The central question of this study was if is it possible to model the water and discharge regime of a catchment area on the basis of available public data, esp. land use, sources in order to ensure single site evaluation and optimize energy production of hydropower plants.
Open Geo Data, Modelling of Hydrological Processes, Small Hydropower Plant Optimisation, Land Use, Agriculture, Rice Fields
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Mariusz Merta, Harald Sommer, Zhengyue Jin, Modelling Hydrological Processes on Agricultural Used Land for Optimisation of Small Hydropower Cascade in the (Upper) Wuyang River Basin of Southwest China, American Journal of Water Science and Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2019, pp. 162-173. doi: 10.11648/j.ajwse.20190504.14
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