D. Koutsoyiannis, A. Efstratiadis, and A. Koukouvinos, Hydrological investigation of the Plastiras lake management, Workshop for the presentation of the research project "Investigation of scenarios for the management and protection of the quality of the Plastiras Lake", doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.16950.09286, Municipality of Karditsa, Karditsa, 2002.
To protect the Plastiras Lake, a high quality of the natural landscape and a satisfactory water quality must be ensured, the conflicting water uses and demands must be arranged and effective water management practices must be established. This study focuses on the hydrological point-of-view of reservoir's operation, which is one of the three components of its management. The analysis is based on the collection and processing of the necessary geographical, hydrological and meteorological data. The main subject of the study is to investigate the safe yield capabilities for several minimum allowable reservoir level scenarios, by applying modern stochastic simulation and optimisation methods. The final product is to propose suitable management policies, through which the maximisation of water supply and irrigation withdrawals for a high reliability level can be ensured, after imposing the minimum reservoir level restriction.