Real-time Decision Support System for Operational Management Reservoirs
The Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) has authority over the Satluj and Beas rivers in the daunting terrain of the Himalaya Mountains. The watershed actually originates in China and flows into India and into Bhakra Dam and Pong Dam. The storage facilities serve as a water supply system for the States of the Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana. Water from this vital water supply system reaches as far as the State of Rajasthan. Innovative Hydrology, as a subcontractor to the Danish Hydrologic Institute (DHI), is the lead expert in developing a modernized Data Acquisition System (DAS) and Hydrologic Information System (HIS) in the forbidding climate and terrain of the catchment. The effort included network design, as well as the development of specification for tendering the installation of the network. Other tasks include equipment testing and acceptance as well as general supervision of installation activities as well as training on the operation and maintenance of such a system. Developing a network to operate in the remote and difficult access areas presented by the Himalaya has been a challenge and a hallmark achievement for Innovative Hydrology.