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dc.contributor.author Ayes Rivera, Irma
dc.contributor.author Armijos Cardenas, Elisa Natalia
dc.contributor.author Espinoza Villar, Raúl Arnaldo
dc.contributor.author Espinoza, Jhan Carlo
dc.contributor.author Molina-Carpio, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Max Ayala, José
dc.contributor.author Gutierrez Cori, Omar
dc.contributor.author Martinez, Jean-Michel
dc.contributor.author Filizola, Naziano
dc.coverage.spatial Río Madeira
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-18T10:20:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-18T10:20:52Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-12
dc.identifier.citation Ayes, I., Armijos, E., Espinoza-Villar, R., Espinoza, J. C., Molina-Carpio, J., Ayala, J. M., ... Filizola, N. (2019). Decline of fine suspended sediments in the Madeira River Basin (2003–2017).==$Water, 11$==(3), 514. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030514 es_ES
dc.identifier.govdoc index-oti2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12816/4279
dc.description.abstract The Madeira River is the second largest Amazon tributary, contributing up to 50% of the Amazon River’s sediment load. The Madeira has significant hydropower potential, which has started to be used by the Madeira Hydroelectric Complex (MHC), with two large dams along the middle stretch of the river. In this study, fine suspended sediment concentration (FSC) data were assessed downstream of the MHC at the Porto Velho gauging station and at the outlet of each tributary (Beni and Mamoré Rivers, upstream from the MHC), from 2003 to 2017. When comparing the pre-MHC (2003–2008) and post-MHC (2015–2017) periods, a 36% decrease in FSC was observed in the Beni River during the peak months of sediment load (December–March). At Porto Velho, a reduction of 30% was found, which responds to the Upper Madeira Basin and hydroelectric regulation. Concerning water discharge, no significant change occurred, indicating that a lower peak FSC cannot be explained by changes in the peak discharge months. However, lower FSCs are associated with a downward break in the overall time series registered at the outlet of the major sediment supplier—the Beni River—during 2010. es_ES
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dc.language.iso spa es_ES
dc.publisher MDPI es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:2073-4441
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0/ es_ES
dc.subject Madeira River es_ES
dc.subject Fine suspended sediment concentrations es_ES
dc.subject Water discharge es_ES
dc.subject Hydroelectric dams es_ES
dc.title Decline of fine suspended sediments in the Madeira River Basin (2003–2017) es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.subject.ocde http://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.00 es_ES
dc.subject.ocde http://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.09 es_ES
dc.identifier.journal Water es_ES
dc.description.peer-review Por pares es_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030514 es_ES

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