Sedimentation in Mangla Reservoir

by Roman W. Szechowycz, (F.ASCE), Deceased; formerly Asst. to Vice Pres.; Eastern Hemisphere Group, Harza Engrg. Co., Chicago, IL,
M. Mohsin Qureshi, (M.ASCE), Head; Special Studies Dept., Indus Basin Div., Harza Engrg. Co., Chicago, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 9, Pg. 1551-1572

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method for predicting the rate of storage depletion by sedimentation and estimating the economic life of a reservoir is described. Delta formation and procedures for developing delta profiles using Colby's charts are considered. The effect of reservoir regulation on sediment distribution and delta movement is illustrated.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Reservoirs | Sediment transport | Water storage | Economic factors | Lifeline systems

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