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Geotechnical considerations for the concept of coastal reservoir at Mangaluru to impound the flood waters of Netravati River

Parthasarathy, CR and Sitharam, TG and Kolathayar, S (2019) Geotechnical considerations for the concept of coastal reservoir at Mangaluru to impound the flood waters of Netravati River. In: MARINE GEORESOURCES & GEOTECHNOLOGY, 37 (2). pp. 236-244.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/1064119X.2018.1430194

Abstract

This paper explores the geotechnical feasibility for constructing coastal reservoir in Arabian Sea off Mangaluru coast. This envisages storing fresh water in a reservoir along the coast by building a sea dike to impound the flood waters of Netravati River. On one side, the dike will ensure the required quantity of freshwater flow from Netravati River to the reservoir without being drained to the sea. On the other side, the sea dike will prevent seawater from entering the reservoir, avoiding the salt contamination of the freshwater supply. Present study presents detailed investigation of the soil profiles of surrounding region of Mangaluru to explore the site condition at off Ullal beach. Lithological data on the Netravati estuary were also presented with key observation on the soil profiles in the area proposed for location of coastal reservoirs. The key finding of the study is that the region offshore of Ullal is devoid of sand and is comprised mainly of soft Silty clays. Lithological data of nine foundations at Netravati Bridge near Ullal are also presented in this paper. Based on the findings of geotechnical investigations, the paper concludes that construction of sea dike in Arabian Sea off Mangaluru coast is feasible.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Coastal reservoir; geotechnical investigation; lithology; sea dike; soil stratigraphy
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2019 18:30
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 15:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/62977

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