Reservoir Sedimentation Handbook: Design and Management of Dams, Reservoirs and Watersheds for Sustainable Use

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9780070433021: Reservoir Sedimentation Handbook: Design and Management of Dams, Reservoirs and Watersheds for Sustainable Use

Now civil engineers have the definitive work on reservoir sedimentation management and control. Emphasizing practice rather than theory, this landmark work defines the nature and severity of sedimentation, thoroughly reviews relevant physical processes, describes techniques used to combat sedimentation, and presents detailed case studies.

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The definitive guide to reservoir sedimentation management and control. Here is the first comprehensive guide to the management of sediment in reservoirs. This landmark work brings together the conceptual framework and analytical tools you need to improve the planning, design, and management of existing and proposed reservoirs and their watersheds to reduce sediment impacts and extend reservoir life. Internationally recognized authorities Gregory Morris and Jiahua Fan explore the nature and severity of the sedimentation problem. . .describe all the physical processes involved. . .and detail methods being used to combat sedimentation at sites worldwide. Utilizing a minimum of theory, the book presents all formulas within the context of their practical application and takes you through: Techniques of sediment measurement in rivers and reservoirs; The hydraulic management of watersheds and reservoirs for sediment control; Basic computational procedures, which are clearly presented, using SI units throughout; Computer modeling techniques; Seven detailed case studies covering sediment management strategies at reservoirs in the United States, China, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and Iran. Whether you're an engineer, environmental scientist, conservationist, or water resource manager, this vital reference will enable you to understand and improve your management of all types of sedimentation problems upstream, within, and downstream of reservoirs.

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