Minimum Streamflow for Habitat—A Case Study. Menikganga River Diversion Project—Sri Lanka

by T. D. Wickramarathna, Central Engineering Consultancy Bur, Colombo, Sri Lanka,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Determination of minimum streamflows to be left in the stream channel for the sustenance of the downstream habitats becomes a difficult task when quantitative requirements of such habitats are unknown as in the case of a tropical riverine forest habitat. A release pattern that preserves the more deterministic and seasonal features of the streamflow has been adopted in this case study.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Streamflow | Rivers and streams | Stream channels | Tropical regions | Forests | Seasonal variations | Basins | Sri Lanka | Asia

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