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Avoiding The Inevitable? Capacity Loss From Reservoir Sedimentation

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1002/2013EO010008

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Abstract

The inexorable loss of capacity of the nation's reservoirs—sooner or later threatening water supplies for municipal, agricultural, and industrial uses—is but one of a number of deleterious effects wrought by sediment deposition. Trapped sediments can also damage or bury dam outlets, water intakes, and related infrastructure. Downstream effects of sediment capture and retention by reservoirs can include channel and habitat degradation and biotic alterations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avoiding The Inevitable? Capacity Loss From Reservoir Sedimentation
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1002/2013EO010008
Volume
94
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s):
Office of Surface Water
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
4
Last page:
4
Country:
United States