Great Man-Made Lake of Bhakra, India

  1. William C. Ackermann,
  2. Gilbert F. White,
  3. E.B. Worthington and
  4. J. Loreena Ivens
  1. K. L. Rao1 and
  2. B. R. Palta2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM017p0170

Man-Made Lakes: Their Problems and Environmental Effects

Man-Made Lakes: Their Problems and Environmental Effects

How to Cite

Rao, K. L. and Palta, B. R. (1973) Great Man-Made Lake of Bhakra, India, in Man-Made Lakes: Their Problems and Environmental Effects (eds W. C. Ackermann, G. F. White, E.B. Worthington and J. L. Ivens), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM017p0170

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ministry of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi, India

  2. 2

    Beas Project, Talwara Township, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1973

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900179

Online ISBN: 9781118664117

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Keywords:

  • Aquatic weed growth;
  • Bhakra Lake;
  • Canalization;
  • Evaporation;
  • Irrigation channels;
  • Sedimentation and precipitation;
  • Sutlej River;
  • Timber transportation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bhakra Lake

  • Catchment

  • Problems and Environmental Effects of Bhakra Lake

  • Precipitation

  • River Flows

  • Evaporation

  • Meteorological Observations

  • Geologic Features

  • Seismic Observations

  • Sedimentation Studies

  • Aquatic Weed Growth in Irrigation Channels

  • Canalization of the Sutlej River

  • Resettlement and Foreshore Cultivation

  • Timber Transportation

  • Navigation

  • Tourism

  • Biological Survey

  • FISH

  • Management for Multiple Use