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How long will it take a water reservoir with an Average level of 300,000,000 m3 to drop to 90% of the average level, if there is a drought, taking into account average rainfall, evaporation and amount of water taken in and out?

Assumption are:

Reservoir is cylindrical.

Drought consists of zero rainfall

the only factors that affect reservoir level is stream inflow, rainfall, community outflow and evaporation.

the variables are:

Avg initial volume, V0=300,000,000 m3

Surface area of reservoir, S=10,000,000 m3

Avg in flow, K0=6,000,000 m3/Day

Avg evaporation rate, K1=.0012 m/sec

Avg out flow, K2=6,000,000 m3/Day

Height of water in reservoir, h0=30m

constant B=1/h0

constant a= 1day/m2

time, t=?

dependent variable, h=?

So my model is this dv/dt=IN-OUT

IN is a(K0/(t+1)) ,(stream inflow) since it will go down since there is a drought

OUT is K1(S), (evaporation) & K2-(B(h0-h)K2)K2 ,(Community outflow)

so the model is this

dv/dt=S(dh/dt)=[a(K0/(t+1))]-[K1(S)-(K2-(B(h0-h)K2)K2)]

which turns into

dh/dt=[K1-(K2/S)+(Bh0/S)] - [(BK/S)H] + [(2K0/S)(1/(t+1))]

so i guess in turn looks like the format:

dh/dt = C +(-Dh) + E/(t+1)

Now... is this even correct? cause i cant figure out how to solve E/(t+1). i know i could use variation of parameters if it was a 2nd order and find the Aux Eqn etc. But im kinda stuck?Help, please.

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