(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Effect of reservoir construction on suspended sediment load in a large river system : thresholds and complex response

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XU J. (1) ; YAN Y. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Key Lab. for Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


Based on hydrometric data in the upper Changjiang River basin, the change in behaviour of sediment transport of some dammed rivers was studied. As a result, some phenomena of threshold and complex response were found. The impacts of reservoir construction can be divided into several stages, including road construction, dam building and closure, water storage and sediment trapping. During these stages, some complex response was identified. At the station below the dam, the suspended sediment concentration (SSC) increases and reaches a maximum, and then declines sharply. This phenomenon was found on the main-stem and several major tributaries of the upper Changjiang River. In the Minjiang River, where a series of dams were built successively, the response of SSC is more complicated


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, no14 [pp. 1666-1673]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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