Improving reservoir operation in the Krishna and Bhima River Basins

Effective flood management with our RTSF and ROS

Highly variable rainfall in different areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra made integrated operation of the 46 reservoirs in the Krishna and Bhima River Basins difficult. Combined with delays in receiving up-to-date data, this made efficient flood management problematic for the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Maharashtra. To help them, we developed the Real-Time Streamflow Forecasting and Reservoir Operation System (RTSF & ROS) – a real-time Decision Support System (RTDSS). Our RTSF & ROS uses data collected from 300 stations to provide water authorities with accurate hydrometeorological information. Now Maharashtra’s WRD can optimise the operation of the area's reservoirs and improve flood management significantly.