Estimating Dam Reservoir Level Fluctuations Using Data-Driven Techniques
Fatih Üneş 1  
Mustafa Demirci 1  
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Iskenderun Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, Hydraulics Division, İskenderun, Hatay, Turkey
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Civil Engineering Department, Hydraulics Division, Osmaniye-Turkey
Fatih Üneş   

Iskenderun Technical University, Civil Engineering Faculty / Hydraulics Division. 31200, İskenderun Campus, 31200 HATAY, Turkey
Online publish date: 2019-04-29
Publish date: 2019-05-28
Submission date: 2018-02-26
Final revision date: 2018-07-09
Acceptance date: 2018-08-02
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2019;28(5):3451–3462
Estimating dam reservoir level is very important in terms of the operation of a dam, the safety of transport in the river, the design of hydraulic structures, and determining pollution, the salinity of the river flow fluctuations and the change of water quality in the dam reservoir. In this study, an adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS ), support vector machines (SVM), radial basis neural networks (RBNN) and generalized regression neural networks (GRNN) approaches were used for the prediction and estimation of daily reservoir levels of Millers Ferry Dam on the Alabama River in the USA. Particularly, the feasibility of ANFIS as a prediction model for the reservoir level has been investigated. The Millers Ferry Dam on the Alabama River in the USA was selected as a case study area to demonstrate the feasibility and capacity of ANFIS, SVM, RBNN, and GRNN. The model results are compared with conventional auto-regressive models (AR), auto-regressive moving average (ARMA), multi-linear regression (MLR) models, and artificial intelligence models for the best-input combinations. The comparison results show that ANFIS models give better results than classical and other artificial intelligence models in estimating reservoir level.