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Title: Distribution Characteristics of Geo-hazards in a Reservoir Area, South Gansu Province, China
Authors: Ding, Wenguang
Tang, Jiakai
Tian, Xinran
Liu, Xingde
Li, DanLu
Geng, Yiying
Keywords: Characteristics;Distribution;Geological disasters;Influence factor;Reservoir water storage
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: In the process of water storage, due to water level fluctuations and base level erosion, reservoirs also play an important role in the occurrence of geological disasters. Taking a reservoir valley type in South Gansu Province, China as a case study, we investigated in depth the development and distribution of geological hazards and their influencing factors. The geological environment had changed considerably after reservoir impoundment with an increase in geological disasters. Furthermore, the main types of geological disasters were also analyzed systematically. Slope angle, altitude, slope aspect, proximity to earthquake faults, reservoir water storage, slope body structure, rock mass structure, and their combination features influenced the development and distribution of geological disasters in reservoir area. Close proximity to rivers also increases the likelihood of geological disasters. Landslides and collapses are closely related to the geo-hazards and their triggers include earthquakes, torrential rainfall, and fluctuations in reservoir water level. We also identified 2 types of debris which flow into the reservoir: gulch development and slope liquefaction.
Page(s): 233-240
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.49(02) [February 2020]

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