sediment load

sediment load

[′sed·ə·mənt ‚lōd]
(hydrology)
The solid material that is transported by a natural agent, especially by a stream.
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It is pertinent to mention that the consultants of Mangla Dam in their design of the project way back in 1960, had envisaged life of the Mangla reservoir from 100 to 115 years with an estimated sediment load at the
It is pertinent to mention that consultants of Mangla Dam in their design of project way back in 1960, had envisaged life of the Mangla reservoir from 100 to 115 years with an estimated sediment load at the rate of 42,000 acre feet per annum.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PAM and the vetiver system (as a cheap and long-term bioengineering method) and their mixture on runoff, sediment load (SL) and cumulative water infiltration in a loamy soil under field conditions at different intensities of simulated rainfall.
However, the observed sediment load is 200 million tons and is actually less than the predicted value.
Generally, the decrease of sediment load was reported [14] to coincide with decreasing trends of some major ions and total dissolved solids (TDS).
5 million to design and install engineering structures in canyons in and around LANL to slow storm water flow and decrease sediment load to improve water quality.
Sediment load in this area of 110,500 sq miles at this site is 540 m tons, equivalent to 0.
Increased sediment load from land uses in Spain during the classical empires pushed the Ebro Delta seaward into the Mediterranean.
As the sediment load increases in the stream channel, interstitial spaces begin to be filled, limiting habitat for benthic fish (Kemp et al.
Our experiences have been that the rivers bring heavy sediment load from water catchments.
This spring we put in some sediment control measures to reduce the amount of sediment being carried by the water draining off the old mine site to reduce that sediment load going into the very south end of Long Lake.
She is interested in investigating the effect of geology and land use on the water chemistry, specifically looking at the cause of high sediment load in the creek.

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