Course detail

Operating Regulations of Water Structures

FAST-5R8Acad. year: 2020/2021

operating regulations, principles of their elaboration, technical description of a water structure, water-resources balance, minimum compensation water discharge
Reservoir water management - evaluation of flooded area, pondage, discharge series and their modeling, division of reservoir storages, inflow - take-off balance, degree of meeting the demands for water, regulations for dry seasons, hydraulic calculations, a channel capacity
Manipulating principles and rules for the reservoir storage with respect to water quality improvement, dispatching diagrams, functional tests
Flood discharges, flood transformation, manipulation plan for the floods, flood plan, operative manipulation regime, warning service
winter regime of the water structures, procedure during breakdowns and
reconstruction, endangerment of water structure safety, measurement required for the operation and manipulation control, weirs operating regulations, water power plants
Prerequisites: Specialized courses of water management, water management legislation


Institute of Water Structures (VST-VST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


River Training and Weirs, Dams and Hydropower, Reservoirs and water management systems, Legal regulations in construction and water management


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

zákon č. 254/2001 Sb. ve znění pozdějších předpisů.
Kratochvíl, J., Novotný, S., Pavlovský, L., Stara, V.: Vodní hospodářství. VUT v Brně 1986
TNV 75 2910: Manipulační řády vodohospodářských děl na vodních tocích.
TNV 75 2920: Provozní řády vodních děl.
Votruba, L., Heřman, J. a kol.: Spolehlivost vodohospodářských děl. Česká matice technická 1993

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to operating regulations
2. Principles of elaboration of operating regulations
3. Water-resources balance, minimum compensation water discharge
4. Water management of reservoir
5. Evaluation of flooded area and pondage
6. Discharge series and their modeling
7. Hydraulic calculations
8. Flood discharges, flood transformation
9. Flood plans
10. Operative manipulation regime, warning service
11. Dispatching diagram
12. Procedure during breakdowns and reconstruction
13. Measurement required for the operation and manipulation control


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with operating regulations of water structures, that is:
• with principles of their elaboration;
• with water-management balance;
• with reservoir water management;
• with manipulating principles.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer