Sediment Distribution Pattern Studies for Thandava and Konam Reservoirs in Visakhapatnam District

  • J. RangaiahEmail author
  • P. Udaya Bhaskar
  • V. Mallikarjuna
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The life of any reservoir gets reduced due to deposition of sediment over a period. It is necessary in all reservoir operation plans to know the exact volume of water left after the sediment settles. Keeping this in view, two reservoirs in the Visakhapatnam district of state of Andhra Pradesh, viz; Thandava and Konam reservoirs have been selected. The main object of the present study is to identify the particular suitable theoretical method to predict sediment distribution pattern for selected catchments by comparing with the hydrographic survey results. Literature review has enabled the identification of two methods for determining the sediment distribution pattern. These methods are (a) Area-Increment Method (b) Empirical Area-Reduction Method. This exercise enables the identification of a suitable method for obtaining the sediment distribution in these reservoirs. Finally with the help of the method suitable for each of the selected reservoirs the current capacity (corresponding to year 2017) of the reservoirs is obtained.


Sediment distribution pattern Area-increment method Empirical area-reduction method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rangaiah
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Udaya Bhaskar
    • 2
  • V. Mallikarjuna
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringL.B.R.C.EMylavaramIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringJNTUKKakinadaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringV.R.S.E.CVijayawadaIndia

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