Sediment Yield Modeling as Sediment Management Strategies Towards Sustainability of Hydropower Reservoirs in Malaysia

Azwin Zailti Abdul Razad, Sarah Hanim Samsudin, Nor Aishah Abbas, Anita Setu, Lariyah Mohd Sidek, Kwansue Jung, Zati Sharip

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Abstract

Reservoir sedimentation is common in lakes and reservoirs. Heavy sedimentation is observed in reservoirs in Cameron Highlands and the trends are uprising in other lakes or reservoirs in Malaysia. Mitigation measures that can be undertaken by the reservoir managers are limited within the reservoir. Pollutant control at sources is difficult to be implemented. To develop effective sediment management strategies for hydropower reservoirs, sediment inflow rate must be determined. This paper compiles sedimentation rate for hydropower reservoirs in Malaysia based on soil loss model calculated in GIS, bathymetry survey and sediment sampling works in Ringlet (Cameron Highlands), Chenderoh (Perak) and Kenyir (Terengganu). The analysis show that Ringlet has the highest sedimentation rate, while the rate for Kenyir and Chenderoh are still of low risk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Resources Development and Management
PublisherSpringer
Pages26-37
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameWater Resources Development and Management
ISSN (Print)1614-810X
ISSN (Electronic)2198-316X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Razad, A. Z. A., Samsudin, S. H., Abbas, N. A., Setu, A., Mohd Sidek, L., Jung, K., & Sharip, Z. (2020). Sediment Yield Modeling as Sediment Management Strategies Towards Sustainability of Hydropower Reservoirs in Malaysia. In Water Resources Development and Management (pp. 26-37). (Water Resources Development and Management). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1971-0_4