TITLE

A dammed fine mess

AUTHOR(S)
Pearce, Fred
PUB. DATE
May 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/4/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1767, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Warns that within two decades many of the world's reservoirs could be useless. Impact of silt on the world's reservoirs; The Sanmenxia Dam on the Yellow River; Re-engineering of the Sanmenxia Dam; India's Nizam Sagar Dam across the River Manjira; Dams and the American New Deal program of public works; The Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; Underestimated siltation.
ACCESSION #
9105273207

 

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