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Title: Martins Fork Lake sedimentation study : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Nashville District
Martin, William D.
Keywords: Martins Fork Lake
Harlan County
Sediment transport
Strip mining
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-88-21.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report presents the analysis of the unexpectedly high rate of infill experienced at Martins Fork Lake, located in Harlan County, KY. The dam which impounds the lake is located in a drainage basin that has been actively strip-mined for a number of years. The study utilized the numerical model HL-1, "Sedimentation in Stream Networks," authored by Hr. W. A. Thomas. Existing conditions were verified by subjecting the initial lake geometry to historical inflows and reproducing actual deposition patterns and storage loss in the lake. Future conditions under several alternative inflowing water hydrographs, inflowing sediment loads, and land use conditions were analyzed. Results are discussed and recommendations made to mitigate future loss of flood-control storage.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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