Title: Development of stage-discharge rating curve using ANN

Authors: Barkha Chaplot; Prashant Birbal

Addresses: Department of Geography, M.J.K. College, Bettiah, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, India ' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Abstract: Accurate forecasting of river discharge is essential for the efficient operation of water resources systems. Therefore, researchers are consistently developing and improving various techniques to predict river discharge with relative ease and high accuracy, although traditional methods are available. This paper presents mainly three data-driven modelling techniques, namely the stage rating curve (SRC), generalised reduced gradient (GRG) solver, and an artificial neural network (ANN) to accurately model the stage-discharge relationship for local rivers in Trinidad and Tobago using only low flow data. The model that produced the overall superior results was the ANN.

Keywords: stage-discharge; neural networks; rating curve; regression; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHST.2022.123643

International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, 2022 Vol.14 No.1, pp.75 - 95

Received: 01 Sep 2020
Accepted: 08 Oct 2020

Published online: 30 Jun 2022 *

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