Silting and Desilting of Reservoirs

Front Cover
CRC Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 330 pages
0 Reviews
The creation of river dams and the storage of water have been a strategy for survival for many centuries. Reservoirs have diverse functions, providing irrigation, water supply, storage of water, flood control, navigation and power generation.  The silting of a reservoir is an unavoidable process.  Although it cannot be halted, silting can be slowed down and controlled by a variety of soil conservation practices and by modifying agricultural practices in the catchment area.  Other methods of reducing silting include the placing of certain engineering structures in the river system and the introduction of adequate strategies of reservoir operation.  Silting and Desilting of Reservoirs includes aspects such as hydraulics, sediment transport, silting, sediment distribution, calculation and prediction of silting and solutions to reservoir silting.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT RESERVOIRS
11
Hydraulics of reservoirs
20
SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN RESERVOIRS
62
SILTING OF RESERVOIRS PROCESS CAUSES AND EFFECTS
99
SEDIMENT DISTRIBUTION IN RESERVOIRS CALCULATION
151
COPING AND DEALING WITH SILTING AND DESILTING
209
CONTROL OF RESERVOIR SILTING PRACTICES MEASURES
217
DESILTING OF RESERVOIRS SEDIMENT REMOVAL
250
Silting of reservoirs in the world
299
REFERENCES
319
SUBJECT INDEX
335
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information