Reservoir Sedimentation: Assessment and Environmental Controls

1st Edition

Kumkum Bhattacharyya, Vijay P. Singh

CRC Press
Published January 11, 2019
Reference - 322 Pages - 13 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138493636 - CAT# K350259

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Reservoir Sedimentation: Assessment and Environmental Controls appraises the issues of sedimentation in reservoirs and discusses measures that can be employed for the effective management of sediment to prolong the operational life of reservoirs. It provides information for professional consultants and policymakers to enable them to manage dams in the best possible way, in order to ensure their sustainability as well as the sustainability of water resources in general. It examines the effects of anthropogenic intervention and management of sediment in dams and reservoirs, as water resources become more sensitive and the demand for clean water continues to increase.


  • Examines the issue of sedimentation in dams and reservoirs and presents water management strategies to alleviate environmental issues
  • Presents methods to help ensure the environmental sustainability of dams and reservoirs, as well as the sustainability of water resources- with consideration of climate change and increased demand
  • Illustrates the spatial distribution of sedimentation characteristics for several dams using geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Explains the relationships between loss in capacity and catchment characteristics
  • Examines regional variation in sediment yield, defines geomorphic regions on the basis of similar hydrometeorology, physiography, geology, and vegetation affecting reservoirs



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