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.
Preface. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Converstion Factors. List of Abbreviations. Introduction. Environmental Degradation in the Age of Anthropocene. Sedimentation Planning in Indian Reservoirs. Reservoir Sedimentation Rate. Factors Affecting Catchment Sediment Yield. Sediment Management. Epilogue and Suggestions. Reservoir Sedimenation Information System. Personal Communications. Appendix. Index.