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Application of optimization techniques for determining
the optimal operation policy for reservoir is a major area in water resources
planning and management. Linear programming, ruled by evolution techniques, has
become popular for solving optimization problems in diversified fields of
science. An LP-based yield model (YM) has been used to reevaluate the annual
yield available from the reservoirs for irrigation. This paper extends the
basic yield model and presents a yield model for a multiple-reservoir system
consisting of single-purpose reservoirs. Optimum yield of reservoirs system is
calculated by yield model. The objective is to achieve prespecified reliability
for irrigation and to incorporate an allowable deficit in the annual irrigation
target. The yield model is applied to a system of two reservoirs in theManarRiverinIndia.
This model can act as a better screening tool in planning by providing outputs
that can be very useful in improving the efficiency and accuracy of detailed
analysis methods such as simulation.