Reservoir Sedimentation Handbook

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9780070433021: Reservoir Sedimentation Handbook

Proven strategies for controlling reservoir sediment

All the state-of-the-art tools you need to extend water reservoir life by controlling sediment are packed into this hands-on resource. It helps you plan, design and manage both existing and proposed reservoirs and their associates watersheds. You'll learn to manage sediment for sustainable development. . .analyze suspended and deposited sediment. . .and estimate and measure erosion rates. Packed with clear illustrations and how-to examples, the book give you the know-how to:

  • master sediment transport processes in reservoirs
  • apply mathematical and physical models to analyze sediment processes
  • route inflowing sediment through or around reservoir storage pools
  • use turbid density currents to control sedimentation
  • empty and scour sediments from a reservoir by means of hydraulic flushing
  • and much more

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The definitive guide to reservoir sedimentation management and control. Here is the first comprehensive guide to the management of sediment in reservoirs. This landmark work brings together the conceptual framework and analytical tools you need to improve the planning, design, and management of existing and proposed reservoirs and their watersheds--to reduce sediment impacts and extend reservoir life. Internationally recognized authorities Gregory Morris and Jiahua Fan explore the nature and severity of the sedimentation problem. . .describe all the physical processes involved. . .and detail methods being used to combat sedimentation at sites worldwide. Utilizing a minimum of theory, the book presents all formulas within the context of their practical application--and takes you through: Techniques of sediment measurement in rivers and reservoirs; The hydraulic management of watersheds and reservoirs for sediment control; Basic computational procedures, which are clearly presented, using SI units throughout; Computer modeling techniques; Seven detailed case studies covering sediment management strategies at reservoirs in the United States, China, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and Iran. Whether you're an engineer, environmental scientist, conservationist, or water resource manager, this vital reference will enable you to understand and improve your management of all types of sedimentation problems upstream, within, and downstream of reservoirs.

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