Accession Number : AD0624122

Title :   THE 1964 SEDIMENTATION SURVEY OF BOYSEN RESERVOIR, WYOMING.

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF RECLAMATION DENVER COLO

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The usefulness of a reservoir is directly affected by the accumulation of sediment within the reservoir space. Appraisal of the extent of depletion is necessary to successful reservoir operation. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the sediment accumulation which has occurred in Boysen Reservoir since closure of Boysen Dam. This report presents the data analyses and summary of the following aspects of Boysen Reservoir sedimentation: (a) Field investigations, (b) analytical methods, (c) reservoir storage depletion, (d) quantitative sediment yield from the drainage area, (e) trap efficiency, (f) physical characteristics of the sediment accumulation, (g) distribution and disposition of the sediment accumulation, and (h) channel degradation below Boysen Dam.

Descriptors :   (*SEDIMENTATION, DAMS), (*DAMS, SEDIMENTATION), (*HYDROLOGY, WYOMING), GEOLOGY, CIVIL ENGINEERING, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, RIVERS, LAKES

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE