A Pre-release Concept for Reservoir Management and the Effect Analysis on Flood Control

Md Shabbir Hossain, Mervin Nair, Lariyah Mohd Sidek, Mohammad Marufuzzaman

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A pre-release strategy is developed in this research for Sg. Perak hydroelectricity scheme which consists of four cascading dams. To handle the extreme inflow, the pre-release methodology helps the dams to provide services in safe manners. Probable maximum precipitation (PMP) is applied to revise the estimation of reservoir intake of all four dams. The release equation is tailored according to the inflow received from upstream dam release, precipitations and surface runoff. Both scenarios, with pre-release and without pre-release are carefully analyzed to measure the performance. With pre-release strategy, the model shows efficient storage management during extreme inflow situation that creates a potential flood risk and dam failure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Resources Development and Management
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameWater Resources Development and Management
ISSN (Print)1614-810X
ISSN (Electronic)2198-316X


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Hossain, M. S., Nair, M., Mohd Sidek, L., & Marufuzzaman, M. (2020). A Pre-release Concept for Reservoir Management and the Effect Analysis on Flood Control. In Water Resources Development and Management (pp. 556-566). (Water Resources Development and Management). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1971-0_54