Effects on River Mechanics Due to Reduction in Low-Season Discharge

by E. V. Richardson, (F.ASCE), Resource Consultants & Engineers, Inc, Ft. Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


India's diversion of water from the Ganges River 11 miles upstream from Bangladesh's western border during the low-flow season seriously adversely affects Bangladesh's irrigated agriculture, navigation, fisheries, and ecosystem. However the effects on river mechanics is probably small.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Rivers and streams | Water discharge | Irrigation | Spillways | Aquatic habitats | Low flow | Seasonal variations | Asia | Bangladesh | India | Ganges River

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