Measurement of Sedimentation in TVA Reservoirs

by E. H. McCain, (A.M.ASCE), Sedimentation Specialist; Hydr. Data Branch, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tenn.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 3, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


TVA is investigating sedimentation in 30 reservoirs in Valley, comprising total of 1150 active sediment ranges; equipment developed which has materially increased accuracy of hydrographic investigations as well as efficiency of field work; design and use of truck and trailer, boat and motors, two-way radios, distance measuring equipment, and echo sounding equipment.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Equipment and machinery | Sediment | Federal government | Reservoirs | Hydrographs | Trucks | Small craft

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