Factors Affecting the Useful Life of Reservoirs

by C.B. Brown,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 1, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


Useful life of reservoirs includes length of life and service value; controlling factors in reservoir silting are shown to be capacity-inflow ratio and sediment content of inflow which is governed by watershed characteristics; flexibility in design and site conservation through proper project formulation is urged.

Subject Headings: Lifeline systems | Reservoirs | Value engineering | Silt | Soil properties | Inflow | Watersheds

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