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Lecture Series on Flood Routing : Part IV

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Lecture Series on Flood Routing : Part III

Level Pool Routing Hydrologic Routing for Reservoir or Level Pool Routing Hydrologic routing predicts the flow of water through a river system, whereas level pool routing focuses on the changes in water levels in reservoirs or lakes. However, Level Pool Routing is referred to as Hydrologic Routing of the Reservoirs as the water level of the reservoir is assumed to be horizontal or level at the time of prediction of the outflow hydrograph. Understanding and managing water resources in a variety of settings, from metropolitan regions to natural landscapes, requires the use of both approaches. Taking into account several elements that can affect water flow, such as precipitation, evaporation, and runoff, is a crucial part of hydrologic routing. Hydrologists can develop models that mimic how water flows through a river system in various scenarios by examining these variables. Predicting floods, controlling water supply, and safeguarding ecosystems that depend on a constant flow of water al