Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

When moderate to major earthquakes, usually of magnitude more than or equal to 6. 0 on Richter Scale, occur in catchment area of river, additional amount of geological materials is generated, which is called as Seismosediments and the process is known as Seismosedimentation. River flow mechanism carries it down to reservoir. This amount of seismosediment is quantified by a mathematical relation. A specific case of seismosedimentation with reference to sediments in Bhakra reservoir has been discussed. It is observed that seismosedimentation could reduce the economic life of reservoir and adversely affects the utility of reservoir. Re-examination of lives of large reservoirs in active seismic zones is recommended.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Seismosedimentation and Lives of Reservoirs

When moderate to major earthquakes, usually of magnitude more than or equal to 6. 0 on Richter Scale, occur in catchment area of river, additional amount of geological materials is generated, which is called as Seismosediments and the process is known as Seismosedimentation. River flow mechanism carries it down to reservoir. This amount of seismosediment is quantified by a mathematical relation. A specific case of seismosedimentation with reference to sediments in Bhakra reservoir has been discussed. It is observed that seismosedimentation could reduce the economic life of reservoir and adversely affects the utility of reservoir. Re-examination of lives of large reservoirs in active seismic zones is recommended.