Sediment Accumulation in Reservoirs: Comparison of Watershed Sediment Yield Models with Measured Sedimentation Volumes
What is the reliability of existing watershed sediment yield models for predicting reservoir sedimentation?
Need and Benefit
Verification of a watershed sediment yield model would allow estimates of reservoir sedimentation where no survey data are available and help prioritize reservoir sedimentation survey needs.
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RESERVOIR SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION MODELING REPORT SEPTEMBER 30 2013 (interim, PDF,
By John Carlson
Report completed on October 18, 2013
The annual amounts for a basin produced by the model were compared with amounts measured in reservoir surveys. The results were mixed; work continues.