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Some Aspects of Sedimentation Pond Design

Bondurant, J.A. and Brockway, C.E. and Brown, M.J. (1975) Some Aspects of Sedimentation Pond Design. pp. C/35-C/41. In: Haan, C.T. (ed.) Proc. Natl. Symp. Urban Hydrology and Sediment Control. USA-KY-Lexington (University of Kentucky), 1975/07/28-31.

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Erosion and sedimentation are normal geologic processes
which are usually accelerated by irrigating agricultural lands.
Of the sediment in irrigation runoff, 70% was removed in a sedimentation
pond. Removal efficiency correlated well with flow
rate and sediment concentration. Pond design should provide
maximum velocity reduction early in ponding, allow adequate storage
space for the larger particles, and decrease the flow depth
toward the outlet while maintaining a constant forward velocity.
This requires a fan-shaped pond, deeper at the inlet and decreasing
in depth while increasing in width toward the outlet. This
pond shape fits well into natural swales or draws.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0343
Additional Information: UDY-BU109
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Runoff losses > Sediment
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 18:56
Item ID: 897