Sedimentation in Retarding Basin

by Lamont W. Curtis,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 3, Pg. 739-744

Document Type: Journal Paper


The amount of sediment that has been deposited in the Miami Conservancy District retarding basins after more than 40 yr of flood-control storage is investigated. The size of the particles of deposited sediment with relation to the detention time as first studied by Lane in 1939 is further investigated. Useful life and trap efficiency are also considered. In general, sedimentation has not significantly reduced the capacity of the Miami Conservancy District's retarding basins for flood-control purposes.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Detention basins | Floods | Water storage | Particle size distribution | Lifeline systems | Miami | Florida | United States

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