Author(s): Alessandra Crosato; Paolo Paron; Yasir A. Mohamed; Yasir S. A. Ali
Linked Author(s): Alessandra Crosato, Paolo Paron
Keywords: Sediment transfer; Blue Nile Basin; Mineralogy; X-ray diffraction; Source; Sink
Abstract: Sediment accumulation hampers optimal water resources management of reservoirs. In the Roseires Reservoir across the Blue Nile River, in Sudan, about 30% of the storage capacity has been lost by sedimentation before dam heightening (2012), despite regular sediment sluicing and flushing. At the same time, increasing soil erosion in the upper river basin in Ethiopia is significantly reducing land productivity.