American Society of Civil Engineers

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)

pp. 115-119

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Document type: Conference 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
River systems

Author Keywords:
Discharge (fluid mechanics)
Ecosystems - Flow control - Irrigation - Project management - River basin projects - River diversion - Rivers - Stream flow - Water supply systems
Brahmaputra River, Bangladesh - Ganges River, Bangladesh - Low season discharge - River mechanics