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Flow forecasting scenarios to support multiple-objective management of publicly-owned dams in Quebec

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Abstract

This presentation described the application of flow forecasting at the Centre d'Expertise Hydrique du Quebec (CEHQ), an agency that provides expertise in hydrology and hydraulics. CEHQ ensures land management of public water and enforces the Dam Safety Act. It also provides support to municipalities in defining flood-risk areas and effective control of floods. Other responsibilities include the operation of hydrometric stations and 36 publicly-owned dams used for flood control, water supply, recreational activities and hydroelectricity. The role of stream flow forecasting within the decision making process was discussed and operational examples were presented to demonstrate the possibilities of forecast scenarios such as the one in place at the Kenogami River Basin in Quebec. Future challenges lie in improving the way information is communicated and evaluating the probability of occurrences associated with short-term precipitation scenarios to current weather conditions. tabs., figs.
Authors:
Turcotte, R [1] 
  1. Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ste-Foy, PQ (Canada). Centre de l'Energie
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2004
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Water management process to meet efficiency, regulator and environmental objectives, Vancouver, BC (Canada), 3-4 Nov 2004; Other Information: Available on a single CD occupying 365 MB for viewing with Microsoft PowerPoint; PBD: 2004; Related Information: In: Water management process to meet efficiency, regulator and environmental objectives : workshop proceedings, [500] pages.
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; DAMS; FLOOD CONTROL; HYDROLOGY; WATER SUPPLY; FORECASTING; UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE; WEATHER; CLIMATE MODELS
Sponsoring Organizations:
Abitibi Consolidated Inc., Montreal, PQ (Canada); Alcan International Ltd., Montreal, PQ (Canada); BC Hydro Generation, Burnaby, BC (Canada); Brascan Energy Marketing Inc., Toronto, ON (Canada); Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, PQ (Canada); Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); New York Power Authority, NY (United States); SaskPower, Regina, SK (Canada); Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, St. John's, NF (Canada); Ontario Power Generation, Toronto, ON (Canada) (and others)
OSTI ID:
20572899
Research Organizations:
CEA Technologies Inc. (CEATI), Montreal, PQ (Canada). Water Management Interest Group
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0500642
Availability:
Available from CEA Technologies Inc., 1155 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1120, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V6
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 1-44
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Turcotte, R. Flow forecasting scenarios to support multiple-objective management of publicly-owned dams in Quebec. Canada: N. p., 2004. Web.
Turcotte, R. Flow forecasting scenarios to support multiple-objective management of publicly-owned dams in Quebec. Canada.
Turcotte, R. 2004. "Flow forecasting scenarios to support multiple-objective management of publicly-owned dams in Quebec." Canada.
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year = {2004}
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