Sedimentation and Remediation Aspects of Recreation Lakes

by Satya Vasireddy, K & S Testing and Engineering, Inc, Highland, United States,
Ashok Medhi, K & S Testing and Engineering, Inc, Highland, United States,
Anand Prakash, K & S Testing and Engineering, Inc, Highland, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Relatively higher rates of silting in Lake Shafer, Indiana during the past few years have been a matter of concern to its owners, operators, and users. Potential causes for observed increases in sedimentation rates are traced. Several structural and non-structural remedial actions were considered to reduce the rate of lake sedimentation. Efficiency of the sediment traps was analyzed using SEDIMOT-II model. The combination of dredging and construction of silt traps at strategic locations appears to be a feasible option to reduce sedimentation in this recreational lake.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Lakes | Remediation | Water-based recreation | Silt | Construction management | Dredging | Owners | North America | United States | Indiana

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