Impact of Sedimentation Caused by Runoff

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by Dilip Khatri, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water:

Abstract: As water is pumped into a reservoir, sedimentation caused by runoff can be an important factor in the reservoir's storage capacity. This report discusses various studies conducted around the world and methods used to determine sediment production. The report includes 2 case studies and 3 methods of analysis. The three methods are empirically based equations used for design of storm water structures to control sediment production. Calcutations are presented for sedimentation yield and debris production. The methodology detailed in this paper could be used to calculate the anticipated loss of capacity for Metropolitans Eastside Reservoir, now under construction.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Reservoirs | Case studies | Water storage | Waste storage | Runoff | Stormwater management | Construction methods |

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