ReturnFlows


The ReturnFlows component will eventually handle both the withdrawals and return flows between counties and gauges. It provides the link between gauges, which are nodes in the Water Network, and canals, which are the bipartite graph edges that connect gauges and counties.

Currently the ReturnFlows component does not handle return flows. It does, however, handle withdrawals.


In [1]:
using Mimi

@defcomp ReturnFlows begin
    canals = Index()

    # How much to send from each gauge to each county
    withdrawals = Parameter(index=[canals, time])

    # For now, exact copy of withdrawals; later, the amount actually provided for each withdrawal?
    copy_withdrawals = Variable(index=[canals, time])
    # Water removed from gauge
    removed = Variable(index=[gauges, time])
end


Out[1]:
ReturnFlows

The ReturnFlows component takes as its input the withdrawals specified on a per-canal basis.


In [2]:
function timestep(c::ReturnFlows, tt::Int)
    v = c.Variables
    p = c.Parameters
    d = c.Dimensions

    for gg in 1:numgauges
        v.removed[gg, tt] = 0.
    end

    for pp in 1:nrow(draws)
        v.copy_withdrawals[pp, tt] = p.withdrawals[pp, tt]
        if p.withdrawals[pp, tt] > 0
            gaugeid = draws[pp, :gaugeid]
            gg = findfirst(collect(keys(wateridverts)) .== gaugeid)
            if (gg == 0)
                println("Missing $gaugeid")
            else
                v.removed[gg, tt] += p.withdrawals[pp, tt]
            end
        end
    end
end


Out[2]:
timestep (generic function with 3 methods)

The timestep sums up all water removed from each gauge.

It would be nice for the ReturnFlows component to take withdrawals as "requested withdrawals", and then to produce a variable describing "statisfied withdrawals", dependent on the availability of river flow at the gauges. However, since ReturnFlows is run before the WaterNetwork, the full propogation of withdrawals and additions is unknown.

The simulation resolves this by applying additions and withdrawals simultaneously all throughout the water network. However, this logic is more complicated and difficult to debug.

Future tasks:

  • Check that in simulation mode, WaterNetwork added is incremental, since this specifies that removed is incremental.
  • Extract the gauge x canal portion of the WaterNetwork's grad_waternetwork_outflows_withdrawals to this component.
  • Handle actual return flows.