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Title: Flood control operation of reservoir group using Yin-Yang Firefly Algorithm
Authors: Chen, HT
Wang, WC
Chau, KW 
Xu, L
He, J
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Source: Water resources management, Dec. 2021, v.35, no. 15, p. 5325-5345
Abstract: Flood control operation (FCO) of a reservoir is a complex optimization problem with a large number of constraints. With the rapid development of optimization techniques in recent years, more and more research efforts have been devoted to optimizing FCO problems. However, for solving large-scale reservoir group optimization problem, this is still a challenging task. In this work, a reservoir group FCO model is established with minimum flood volume stored in each reservoir and minimum peak flow of downstream control point during the dispatch process. At the same time, a flood forecast model for FCO of a reservoir group is developed by coupling Yin-Yang firefly algorithm (YYFA) with ε constrained method. As a case study, the proposed model is applied to a three-reservoir flood control system in Luanhe River Basin consisting of reservoirs, river channels, and downstream control points. Results show that optimal operation of three reservoirs systems can efficiently reduce the occupied storage capacity for flood control and flood peaks at downstream control point of the basin. The proposed method can be extended to FCO of other reservoir groups with similar conditions.
Keywords: Flood control operation
Reservoir group
Swarm intelligence
YYFA algorithm
ε constrained method
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Water resources management 
ISSN: 0920-4741
EISSN: 1573-1650
DOI: 10.1007/s11269-021-03005-z
Rights: © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V. 2021
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