Appraisal of river sediment deposits in reservoirs of hydropower dams


Duration: February 1998–October 2001

Budget: 33 660 000 DRS (about €101 539)

Commissioned by:

  1. General Secretariat of Research and Technology
  2. Public Power Corporation

Contractor: Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering

Project director: D. Koutsoyiannis

Principal investigator: D. Koutsoyiannis

The objective of this research project is the estimation of the sediment deposits in reservoirs of hydropower dams. Specifically, an estimation of the volume of deposits in one of the reservoirs of the Public Power Corporation (the Kremasta Reservoir) is done using hydrographic methods. The estimation is used as a basis to calibrate a mathematical model of sediment discharge, which accounts for the processes involved such as soil erosion, sediment transport and deposition.