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Table 3 – Examples of extreme reservoir sedimentation rates

S = Summer rainfall climate, W = Winter rainfall climate, F = Important flushing, * = fully-silted today, — = data not available.
Reference : CHANSON (1998).

Reservoir Sedimentation rate Study period Catchment area Annual rainfall
(m3/km2/yr) (km2) (mm)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
ASIA
Wu-Sheh (Taiwan) S 10,838 1957-58 205
9,959 1959-61 205
7274 1966-69 205
Shihmen (Taiwan) S 4366 1958-64 763 > 2000
Tsengwen (Taiwan) S 6300 1973-83 460 3000
Muchkundi (India) 1165 1920-1930? 67
NORTH AFRICA
El Ouldja (Algeria) W 7960 F 1948-49 1.1 1500
El Fodda (Algeria) W 5625 F 1950-52 800 555
3060 F 1932-48 800 555
Hamiz (Algeria) W 1300 1879-1951 139
El Gherza (Algeria) 615 1951-67 1300 35
577 1986-92 1300 35
NORTH AMERICA
Sweetwater (US) 10,599 1894-95 482 240
White Rock (US) 570 1923-28 295 870
Zuni (US) * 546 1906-1927 1290 250 to 400
Roosevelt (US) 438 1906-25 14,900
EUROPE
Saignon (France) * 25,714 1961-63 3.5
Saifnitz (Austria) * 6820 1876 4
Monte Reale (Italy) * 1927 1904-05 436
Wetzmann (Aust.) * 1852 1883-84 324
Pont-du-Loup (France) * 1818 1927-28 750
Pontebba (Austria) 1556 1862-80 10
Lavagnina (Italy) 784 1884-1904 26 1800
Roznov (Poland) S 398 1958-61 4885 600
Cismon (Italy) 353 1909-19 496 1500
Abbeystead (UK) * 308 1930-48 49 1300 to 1800
Porabka (Poland) S 288 1958-60 1082 600
AUSTRALIA
Quipolly NSW * 1143 1941-43 70 686
Pykes Creek VIC 465 1911-45 125
Umberumberka NSW 407 1961-64 420 220
Corona NSW * 400 1890-1910 15
Eildon VIC 381 1939-40 3885
Moore Creek NSW * 174 1911-24 51 674
Pekina Creek SA * 174 1911-44 136 340 to 450
Korrumbyn Creek NSW* 1400 (?) 1918-1924? 3 1699