Subject: Reservoir changes hydrology of upstream river Posted: 5/16/2013 Viewed: 12992 times
I have a nicely calibrated river system, inlc. catchment runoff links and various inflows from diversions. The diversions are equipped with a flow requirement, representing spring discharge - and each diversion is upstream connected to a GW node through a transmission link.
This system gets now disturbed, as soon as I install a reservoir: the diversions divert now more water into the river - I guess to satisfy the demand of the reservoir. The priority of the reservoir is the lowest, so I'm wondering how I can avoid that my reservoir has an impact on the upstream system.
Looking forward for support!
Subject: Re: Reservoir changes hydrology of upstream river Posted: 5/16/2013 Viewed: 12991 times
You can limit how much a diversion can divert with its "Maximum Diversion" variable. Set Maximum Diversion equal to your flow requirement (for the spring discharge) and it will not divert more than that.
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