Sedimentation at Canal In-Line Structures

by Robert I. Strand, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


This paper describes the procedures used to compute the transport capabilities of existing canals and the process for predicting sediment deposition that will occur at or near the modified section. Two case studies are described in which the addition of moving screens has or will result in canal section changes and increased sediment deposition. The predicted versus experienced sedimentation is compared for both case studies. A computer model has been developed to aid in the prediction of canal sedimentation.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Canals | Sediment transport | Hydrologic models | Water supply systems | Hydraulic models | Case studies | Computer models

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