MANAGEMENT OF THE HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES IN TEN TORRENTIAL VALLEYS LOCATED IN PRAHOVA COUNTY

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Anton CĂRĂMIDĂ, Cristian Mihai ENESCU

The aim of this study was to assess the status of the hydrotechnical torrent control works located in ten managed torrential valleys from Prahova County. The works were visually assessed by using a simplified version of the methodology developed in 2014 by the staff of “Marin Drăcea” National Research-Development Institute in Forestry together with the staff from Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering from Brașov. The damages and disfunctionalities were recorded separately for the transverse and longitude structures. The inventory was done between 6th of March and 16th of April 2016. In total, 144 hydrotechnical works were assessed (3 evacuation canals, 17 sills and 124 dams). The main identified damages consisted in detachments located in the overflowed area. Regarding the identified disfunctionalities, almost three quarters of inventoried works were affected by the clogging in various degrees (ranging generally between 50-70%), located both in spillway and apron. The high percentages of damages and disfunctionalities are due, most likely, to the lack or low number of interventions of maintenance and/or repair, especially for works carried out in the sixth and seventh decades of the last century. These findings should be regarded as a warning both for the local and national authorities, but also for the administrators of the forest fund.

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CĂRĂMIDĂ A., ENESCU C.M. 2017, MANAGEMENT OF THE HYDROTECHNICAL TORRENT CONTROL STRUCTURES IN TEN TORRENTIAL VALLEYS LOCATED IN PRAHOVA COUNTY. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 91-94.


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