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Analyzing bedrock shore degradation at the Tsimlyansk reservoir


This study traces and analyzes the evolution of the upper edge of a bedrock shore (retreat of the bedrock valley side crest) of the Tsimlyansk reservoir for the period from the beginning of the reservoir operation until 2012. The predicted and observed rates of retreat of the bedrock shore edge are collated for the time intervals of 12.5, 25, and 50 years of the reservoir’s operation.

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Original Russian Text © N.A. Shumova, 2017, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2017, Vol. 23, No. 3(72), pp. 101–109.

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Shumova, N.A. Analyzing bedrock shore degradation at the Tsimlyansk reservoir. Arid Ecosyst 7, 209–216 (2017).

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  • Tsimlyansk reservoir
  • shore degradation
  • shoreline evolution
  • upper edge of bedrock shore
  • field study
  • prediction