Factors effecting site selection for Reservoirs

Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:55
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 Site selection for Reservoirs:

Following factors must be considered while site selection for Reservoirs.

  • Surface topography :

The site should provide a large area for storage of the water. Also, there should be suitable routes available for pipelines.

  • Sub-surface geology:

The site must provide :

  • Safe foundation for dam structure.
  • Water tightness against seepage.
  • Availability of local construction material.
  • Land for storage :

The land should be cheap and there should be less population.

  • Absence of objectionable soluble materials :

There should not be any soluble material present at site which cause change in odour, taste and color of water. As it may be harmful for people.

  • Availability of local construction material :

The construction material such as stones, binding material etc. should be locally available. So that the cost of the project may be reduced.

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One Response to “Factors effecting site selection for Reservoirs”

  1. Timothy Fasheun says:

    June 30th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Clayey material would also play a vital role for storage

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