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Venting turbidity currents for the sustainable use of reservoirs

Reservoir sedimentation is an ongoing issue, which endangers the sustainability of reservoirs. As well as reducing the capacity of a reservoir, sedimentation causes damage to hydraulic structures such as turbine intakes and bottom outlets. In addition, downstream problems related to the river’s ecosystem are also observed. Venting turbidity currents is one method for managing sedimentation problems. This paper presents the main conditions for venting, as well as examining its application and efficiency in various scenarios.

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