Characteristics of sediments in a newly constructed reservoir in Japan.

  title={Characteristics of sediments in a newly constructed reservoir in Japan.},
  author={Yoshifumi Sakurai and Shinsuke Haruta},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={53 2},
The sediment formation mechanisms of a newly constructed reservoir in Ehime, Japan were evaluated by characterizing the soil particles (SP) and particulate phosphorus (PP) in the runoff and reservoir sediments. The SP and PP loads from the runoffs of the main river in the watershed considerably increased, when the specific discharge rates were over 300 l/s/km2 (high flow conditions). When the specific discharge rates exceeded over 300 l/s/km2, 19% of the watershed generated over 80% of the SP… CONTINUE READING