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Authors: Bhargava, Avinash Nath
Issue Date: 1984
Abstract: Storage reservoirs are inevitable, to meet the vagaries of nature and to serve the community. Whenever we think of storage reservoir, immediately we have to think of its attendant evil- silting. 'Rivers can be said to be the mortal enemies of Lakes'. A reservoir is an artificial lake and begins to fill with sediment the moment it is formed and gradually dies from loss of its capacity caused by the deposition of sediment, most of which is transported by the inflowing water. Reservoir silting may have both long range and short range impact. It may so happen in a project that the rate of silting may be so rapid and its service value received so small as to amortise the cost of development.- Therefore; a part of any economically sound project development, the probable rate of silting needs be forecast with some degree of accuracy. Presently at the planning stage provision is made for silting of reservoir, but due to complex nature of the phenomenon of soil erosion, its transportation and finally deposition in reservoir area, many a times the rate of silting has been observed 2 to 5 times more than the assumed rate of silting. Consequently the dead storage provided is silted up much quicker than anticipated, and the encroachment of the live storage takes place. This necessitates the realistic assessment of the sediment yield from a catchment based on various climatic, watershed and geological characteristics.
Other Identifiers: M.Tech
Research Supervisor/ Guide: Kashyap, Deepak
Chandra, Satish
metadata.dc.type: M.Tech Dessertation
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