A comprehensive evaluation of possible eutrophication control methods for Keban dam reservoir with special emphasis on pre-dam construction

Karul C., Soyupak S., Tuncer A., Mukhallalati L., Cilesiz A.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.6, pp.284-289, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-289
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This study evaluates the available eutrophication control techniques that could be applied in Keban Dam Reservoir. A limited reduction of phosphorous was shown to be achieved by pre-dam construction on the major nutrient source, Murat River. Biomanipulation was evaluated as an ineffective method. A performed analysis has shown that only a drainage basin management program may decrease the phosphorous loading to the extent desired.