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Lakes and reservoirs are important resources for communities around the globe. They provide food, drinking and irrigation water and can also offer spots for recreation. Under certain conditions lakes can also represent a threat for local communities, such as flooding or limnic eruptions. The ecological state of shallow lakes may be hampered by suspended sediments due to wind driven currents and waves. In deep lakes, stratification can cause undesirable anoxic conditions in the deeper areas. Understanding these systems is crucial to enable a sound management of these water bodies.

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delta region on dam reservoir

zeinab khorrami, modified 7 Years ago.

delta region on dam reservoir

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/15/14 Recent Posts
Hi I want to simulate sedimentation in dam reservoir and its main rivers over time, specially focus on delta region formation in entrance and its progressing toward reservoir. For this propose I need to couple and link one dimensional program for sediment transport on rivers and three dimensional program for reservoir sedimentation. I ask you please tall me if it is possible to couple 1d program with Flow3d by considering delta region? Thank you Best wishes.
Anonymous Anonymous, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: delta region on dam reservoir

Jedi Master Posts: 333 Join Date: 7/30/20 Recent Posts
Hello Zeinab,

This is typically the kind of system that you'd want to model using D-Flow Flexible Mesh.
It hasn't been open sourced yet as it is still in development/validation. The first release is expected end 2014 / begin 2015.
There are so-called pilot cases going on in which selected partners can apply a pre-release of D-Flow Flexible Mesh to a specific system. If you're interested you should probably ask about the next round (starting this summer) on the D-Flow FM forum.

if it is possible to couple 1d program with Flow3d by considering delta region?

You can always compute the discharge and sediment fluxes from the rivers using a 1D model and feed that into your Delft3D-Flow boundaries. It will be an offline coupling (no feedback from Delft3D-Flow to the 1D model) but that shouldn't be too much of an issue since you're not dealing with a tidal system, unless of course the reservoir level varies a lot.
If you go for this, try to extend your 3D model as far upstream as possible.