Transboundary sediment transfer from source to sink using a mineralogical analysis. Case study: Roseires Reservoir, Blue Nile, Sudan

Yasir S.A. Ali, Paolo Paron, Alessandra Crosato, Yasir A. Mohamed

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Abstract

Sediment accumulation hampers optimal water resources management of reservoirs. In the Roseires Reservoir across the Blue Nile River, in Sudan, about 30% of the storage capacity has been lost by sedimentation before dam heightening (2012), despite regular sediment sluicing and flushing. At the same time, increasing soil erosion in the upper river basin in Ethiopia is significantly reducing land productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-491
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of River Basin Management
Volume16 (2018)
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Blue Nile Basin
  • mineralogy
  • Sediment transfer
  • sink
  • source
  • X-ray diffraction

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