The river metaphor for TameFlow

Big river…some times floods, sometimes dries up.
Tame the river with a dam. Release the pent up water at a steady rate (generate lots of power). Lower the maximum flows (floods), raise up the minimum flows (drought)

Yes, Wolfram Muller has a similar metaphor.

Thing about the whole system: from multiple streams, becoming larger, converging, merging, becoming a river, getting deeper and wider too. Model the upstream that way. And more…