(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Impacts of sediment retention by dams on delta shoreline recession : evidences from the Krishna and Godavari deltas, India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NAGESWARA RAO K. (1) ; SUBRAELU P. (1) ; NAGA KUMAR K.C.V. (1) ; DEMUDU G. (1) ; HEMA MALINI B. (2) ; RAJAWAT A.S. (3) ; AJAI A. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geo-Engineering, Andhra Univ., Visakhapatnam, INDE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Andhra Univ., Visakhapatnam, INDE
(3) Marine and Earth Sciences Group, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, INDE


A comparison of data on annual sediment loads recorded along the Krishna and Godavari Rivers showed consistently lower sediment quantities at the locations downstream of dams than at their upstream counterparts. Reports based on bathymetric surveys revealed considerable reduction in the storage capacities of reservoirs behind such dams. Apparently sediment retention at the dams is the main reason for the pronounced coastal erosion (revealed by the analysis of multi-date satellite imagery and maps) along the Krishna and Godavari deltas during the past four decades, which is coeval to the hectic dam construction activity in these river basins


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no7 [pp. 817-827]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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