Impacts due to Density Current Deposition in Reservoirsby Jiahua Fan,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water
Abstract: Different flow pafterns of density currents in reservoirs are discussed. In delta region, lateral density currents from non-stratified flow in the main channel occurs resulting in floodplain deposits with silt and clay. Density current deposition downstream of the topset bed forms wedge-shaped deposit along the reservoir. When a density current reaching the dam under backwater effect, muddy lake deposit may occur before the dam with adverse impacts.
Subject Headings: Density currents | Reservoirs | Clays | Dams | Channel flow | Floods | Silt | Rivers and streams
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