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Executive Summary More than a decade ago, a SA Water Research Commission (WRC) study was completed by Stellenbosch University and guidelines were generated for the hydraulic design of river abstraction works: "Considerations for the Design of River Abstraction Works in South Africa" (Basson, 2006). The guidelines have been used in the designs of ma...
Sediment traps are structures designed to allow the suspended sediment load, which enters river abstraction works or diversion canals, to deposit whilst relatively clean water passes through. The deposited sediment is then removed by making use of gravitational flushing. The sediment traps discussed in this paper are settlers and sand traps. The fo...
River abstraction works designed for abstracting water for potable use from alluvial rivers in Africa requires a high assurance of supply. Abstraction works that are located in alluvial rivers are susceptible to dealing with coarse sediment and therefore need to consider sediment management features in order to ensure structural and operational sus...
Regional potable water supply schemes require a high assurance of supply and the river abstraction works (pump station) has often been found to be the most critical component in the scheme. River abstraction works are hydraulic systems which consist of different components, such as a weir, boulder trap, gravel traps and pump canals, and is used to...
Guidelines for the design of small to large river abstraction works for potable and irrigation water use, on alluvial rivers, to deal with with sediment. Case studies from Southern Africa. Guidelines for the design of river diversion works on alluvial rivers with sediment control measures for hydro power projects.