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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s13.115

HYDROPOWER RESOURCES AND HYDROLOGICAL HAZARDS IN WESTERN SIBERIA

AUTHOR/S: O. NEVIDIMOVA
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 2, 867-872 pp

ABSTRACT

In the article is shown the approach to a research on hydropower resources in Western
Siberia. The hydropower potential estimates are based on the following factors: water
content of rivers, river slopes and flow velocities. Identified are the portions of rivers
with largest energу capacity and the possibility to use hydro potential. A measure of
hydrological tension was calculated, which takes into account the quantitative
characteristics of following factors: low water, ice effects, high water, sediments runoff
(amount of transported sediment), snowmelt runoff intensity. Based on these calculations, the territory was ranked by the degree of hydrological hazards.

Keywords: hydropower potential, hydrological tension, hazards.