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

Abstract: 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: Rivers and streams | Water discharge | Developing countries | Streamflow | Fluid flow | Project management | Aquatic habitats | Spillways | Asia | Bangladesh | India

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