Forecast-informed reservoir operations

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Forecast-informed reservoir operations

(Abbreviated FIRO.) A reservoir-operations strategy that better informs decisions to retain or release water by integrating additional flexibility in operation policies and rules with enhanced monitoring and improved weather and hydrological forecasts.


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Term edited 17 January 2021.


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