Water balance of the Aswan High Dam Reservoir

Hussein, Ahmed El.Shazli Ahmed

This study aims to discuss the hydrological dimensions of the Aswan High Dam Reservoir. It examines the sedimentation in the reservoir and detects the changes in the storage capacity and the morphology of the AHDR because of sediment deposits. Also, a digital elevation model for the reservoir is generated and a new elevation–area–capacity curve is obtained. Water loss by evaporation is one focus of this research. The evaporation rate is estimated by water balance method and sixteen alternative evaporation methods. Furthermore, the study discusses the interaction between groundwater and surface water in the reservoir area using cross-correlation analysis, and the water loss from the reservoir by seepage and absorption.

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