Appraisal of the possibility of the use of the Brune method and its modification for the assessment of the sedyment trap efficiency of small reservoirs

key words: sediment, small reservoir, silting, sediment trap efficiency

Summary:

The results of the calculations of the sediment trap efficiency of small reservoirs were introduced in the work. The sediment trap efficiency was appointed the symbol . Nine small reservoirs located in the Upper Vistula river basin were chosen to analyses. This efficiency became determined on the basis of the sediment balance and compared with the results of applied Brune's method and its modification, worked out by Gill, Heinemann and Jothiprakash and Garg. It was stated that the possibility of the use of these methods to delimitation of the initial sediment trap efficiency of small reservoirs existed. The initial  concerns to the beginning of operation. These methods can have the use in the case of the small reservoirs the whose capacity-inflow ratio is larger from 1%. Also it was stated, that the results of the calculations of the sediment trap efficiency in the successive years of the operation of small reservoirs executed using Brune's method and Gill's, Heinemann's and Jothiprakash's and Garg's formulae they do not represent real value of , determined on the basis of the sediment balance. Estimated methods can not the be used to the qualification of the sediment trap efficiency of small reservoirs in the successive years of operation.

Citation:

Michalec B. 2014. Appraisal of the possibility of the use of the Brune method and its modification for the assessment of the sedyment trap efficiency of small reservoirs. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2014/ IV (2 (Dec 2014))