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The Contribution of Sedimentological Studies to River Engineering Projects in Khuzestan Province, Iran

A Barjasteh*

Dam and Power plant Division, Khuzestan Water and Power Authority, Ahvaz, Iran

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 19, 2021;  Published Date: August 03, 2021


Khuzestan Province in the southwest of Iran has the longest and largest rivers of the country (Figure 1). Accordingly, river engineering studies including sedimentological and geomorphological investigations are of especial concern in the province. Erosion and weathering of easily erodible geological formations particularly evaporitic ones in the region is a significant problem that could affect the projects. This is due to the impact of erosion on river morphology. However, most of these studies are concentrated on hydraulic aspects of sedimentation and little has been devoted to sedimentary geology of river sediments. In this regard some of the related projects related could not attain their forecasted aims.

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