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Sediment transport capacity as an objective of reservoir operations

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Loucks E

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Abstract

A sediment transport capacity index was developed as a part of a program to develop methods of flushing flow analysis. The index can be used to develop reservoir operation strategies that consider the movement of sediment as one of the reservoir management goals. The sedimentation transport capacity index determines the instream flow for the maintenance of the substrate below a reservoir in a condition needed by a desirable ecosystem. It can also be used in investigating the impacts of reservoir on the river channel downstream of the reservoir. The method allows a reservoir operator the flexibility of meeting the streamflow needs with a mix of streamflows.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Sediment transport capacity as an objective of reservoir operations
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
Reston, VA, United States
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference
First page:
716
Last page:
721
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1998 25th Annual Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management
Conference Location:
Chicago, IL, USA
Conference Date:
7 June 1998 through 10 June 1998