A method to estimate reservoir sedimentation: a case study of the ‘Nga Moe Yeik’ reservoir, Myanmar

Hidde Kats - S1358928 

Bachelor Thesis 

Civil Engineering University of Twente 

24 June 2016 

Supervised by 

  • Juliette Cortes Arevalo, University of Twente 
  • Martine Rutten, Delft University of Technology 
  • Alwin Commandeur, Delft University of Technology


Myanmar's irrigation and domestic water supply is very dependent on the storage capacity of their fresh water reservoirs. Due to forest fires, deforestation and bad governmental policies, erosion is posing a big treat to the life time of their reservoirs. Erosional processes cause reservoirs to silt up, resulting in major capacity losses. Myanmar does possess more than 200 reservoirs, but there is still very little know about the sedimentation rates affecting them.  To improve the reservoir and irrigation management it is important to make estimations about the reservoir life expectancy. 

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