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Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs: Geography, Geology, Hydrology and Paleolimnology

Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series

Edited By: Lars Bengtsson, RW Fairbridge and Reginald W Herschy

800 pages, illus


Hardback | Jun 2010 | #166359 | ISBN-13: 9781402056161
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Lakes and reservoirs hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water, but overuse, water withdrawal and pollution of these bodies puts some one billion people at risk.

The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs reviews the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, and describes their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes some 200 entries in a range of topics, including acidification, artificialisation, canals, climate change effects, dams, dew ponds, drainage, eutrofication, evaporation, fisheries, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources and more.


Africa: Lake review.- Alpine lakes.- Ancient Lakes.- Anderton Boat Lift.- An overview of world water resources development in 2004/5 .- Aquatic Plant Management- A delicate balance.- Aquatic plants.- Aral Sea.- Archaeology of lakes.- Arctic Water Reserves.- Argentino, Lake.- Aswan Dam.- Baikal, Lake.- Bartlett, Lake.- Bathymetric survey of fresh water lochs in Scotland, 1897 ? 1909.- Bengal Basin; Sediment Sink at the mouth of the Ganges ? Brahmaputra Rivers.- Big Bend Dam.- Black Sea Environment.- Bonneville Dam.- British Waterways, List of reservoirs.- California: Reservoirs and dams.- Canals of the United Kingdom.- Caprivi, Lake.- Caribbean-Central America: Lake Review.- Cerros Colorados Reservoir.- Chad, Lake.- Chilika Lake.- Climate and Lakes (Review), Australia.- Climate change and its effect on lakes.- Coastal Paleolakes of ?Swanland?, Australia.- Coastal terrain.- Cold air lakes.- Como, Lake.- Constance, Lake.- Contamination of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in Hussainsager Lake.- Hyderabad, India.- Corinth Canal.- Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).- Dallas Dam.- Dam failures: Impact on reservoir safety legislation in Great Britain.- Dam: National Safety Program, USA.- Dams.- Dams and development.- Dams: failure.- Dams, hydropower and reservoir statistics, United States.- Dams: ICOLD Classification.- Dams: National Inventory, USA.- Dams: World.- Danube-Black Sea Canal.- Deltaic Swamps.- Design and management of reservoirs.- Development and Large Dams: a Global Perspective.- Development and Large Dams.- Dewpoint.- Dew ponds.- Dictionary of terms, dams and reservoirs.- Drinking water: reservoirs and rivers.- Drought.- Drought management: reservoirs.- Ecological threat to lakes and reservoirs.- Ecology.- Effects on Climate, Lakes.- Elbe-Lubeck Canal.- English Lakes.- Erie Canal.- Estuarine hydrology.- Europe, Europe.- European lakes and reservoirs.- Eutrophication, South Africa.- Everglades, Florida, USA.- Falkirk Wheel.- Famous ship canals.- Federal Lakes, U.S. .- Fennoscandian Lakes.- Fens.- Florida Bay: Status and Restoration.- Florida,Canal History.- Flushing of sediments from reservoirs.- Fort Peck Dam.- Fort Randall Dam.- Garda, Lake.- Garrison Dam.- Geneva, Lake.- Gippsland lakes .- Glen Canyon Dam.- Grand Canal of China.- Grand Coulee Dam.- Grand Canal of Ireland: a history.- Great Duke of Bridgewater.- Great Lakes. North America.- Greenhouse effect.- Guntersville, Lake.- HazardsHoover Dam.- Hueston Woods State Park Lake.- Huffman Dam.- Hydroelectric power: present role and future prospects.- Hydrology of lakes and reservoirs.- Hydropower development in the United States, History of.- Hydropower and energy- related projects. WMO, 1994.- Hydropower Facts.- Hydropower, How it works.- ICOLD Classification of Dams.- IJ (bay).- Ijsselmeer.- India, Lakes of .- Interannual variability in rainfall and its impact on nutrient load and phytoplankton in .- Myponga Reservoir, South Australia .- Itaipu Dam.- Junin, Lake.- Kola Peninsula Lakes.- Lac du Bourget.- Laguna Conococha.- Lake monster.- Lake Ngami: Fluctuations in level.- Lake water.- Lake water budget of Mir-Alam-Tank, Hyderabad City, India.- Lakes.- Lakes effects on climate.- Lakes, general listing by continent.- Lakes: Largest worldwide.- Lakes of the Earth.- Lakes of the North Caucasus and Precaucasus.- Large Lakes of the World.- Largest lakes worldwide.- Lauricocha, Lago.- Limnology.- Lingqu Canal.- Loch Lomond.- Lough Neagh.- Maracaibo, Lake.- Markermeer.- Mead, Lake.- Microorganisms in water.- Mountain Dell Dam.- Mount Morris Dam.- Nahuel Huapi Lake.- Nasser, Lake.- Nile Basin.- North American Great Lakes.- Norway, Largest Lakes.- Ohrid, Lake.- Okavango Delta.- Okavango Delta, Introduction to the hydrology and hydrography.- Okavango Delta System, Historical note on the outflows.- Okeechobee, Lake, Florida, USA.- Orta, Lake.- Panama Canal.- Poopo.- Prehistoric Lakes.- Prespa, Lake.- Pumped storage reservoirs.- Purposes and uses of dams and Reservoirs.- Pushing water up a hill.- Qinghaihu Lake.- Reservoirs above 10,000'103 m3 capacity, South Africa.- Reservoir capacity estimation.- Reservoir design and management to control sediment.- Reservoir sediment: Computation of.- Reservoir sedimentation processes and measurement thereof.- Reservoirs and integrated sediment management.- Reservoirs: Great Britain.- Reservoirs: Management.- Reservoirs: planning.- Reservoirs: social and cultural aspects.- Restoration of urban lakes in NE Musi Basin, Hyderabad, India.- Role of dams and reservoirs.- Saki, Lake (Crimea, Ukraine).- Salination, Problems caused by, South Africa.- Sediments: Flushing from reservoirs.- Sidney Lanier, Lake.- Siltation of Australian reservoirs: some observations and dam safety implications.- Singur Reservoir on Manjira River, Medak District: A sustainable drinking water .- Source of Hyderabad, India .- South America: Holocene Coastal Lagoons.- South America: Lakes Review.- Suez Canal.- Tappan, Lake.- Tanganyika and Malawi, Lakes.- Taylorsville Dam.- Theiss, Lake.- Three Gorges, A world so changed.- Three Gorges Dam, General.- Three Gorges Dam, statistics.- Three Gorges project on the Yangtze River in China.- Titicaca, Lake.- Udaipur, Lakes .- United Kingdom, Lakes of.- Yanahuani, Lake.- Valencia, Lake.- Veluwemeer.- Victoria, Lake, Africa.- Water Balance of Lakes and Reservoirs.- Water budget of drinking water supply sources: Osmansagar and Himayatsagar Lakes, Hyderabad, India.- Water of the earth.- Water Storage: Reservoirs.- Water quality of Durgamcheruva Lake near HITEC City, Hyderabad, India .- Water Quality of Lakes.- Water Pools on the Land Surface of Lakes and Reservoirs.- Water quality for drinking: WHO Guidelines, rivers, reservoirs and lakes.- Water Storage, Reservoirs.- Woodcliff, Lake.- World hydro potential development.- World Lakes Index.- World: Main large lakes and reservoirs.- World Register of Dams .- World?s Great Lakes.- Xiaolangdi Reservoir?s role on Water and Sediment Regulation.- Zuyder Zee and Delta Project.-

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