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)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of River Basin Management
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Dec 2017

    Research areas

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

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