The Sediment Problem in South Africa Reservoirs

by Jan Malan Jordaan, Dep of Water Affairs, South Africa,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


The reservoir sedimentation problem has been studied in South Africa from 1903 onwards. A substantial capacity reduction in reservoirs located in high sediment production regions has been experienced. A number of control measures have been investigated, some of which have been applied with a measure of success.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Reservoirs | Developing countries | Rivers and streams | Runoff | Catchments | Land use | South Africa | Africa

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