Assessment Of The El-Mahmoudia Canal, Egypt Up To The Year 2017
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H. M. Moghazy, O. K. Saleh & E. H. Ouda
Egypt is exposed to serious water problems as the per capita share of water in Egypt is continuously declining. It has become below the water poverty limit that was determined according to international standards with 1000 cubic meters /capita/year. El-Mahmoudia canal is considered one of the most important canals in the West Delta of Egypt. It is expected to pass extra discharge in the canal during the next years to face the future demands for people. The main objective of the present study is to investigate the hydraulic analysis of El-Mahmoudia canal up to the year 2017. It was studied by applying different expected discharges up to the year 2017. The analysis includes velocities, bed shear stresses, and water levels. The stability of the canal cross-sections was also investigated at three reaches along the canal. A comparison between field and calculated water levels was presented and good agreements were obtained. The CCHE2D-Model was used in this research to simulate flow in the studied canal at different discharges. Key Words: El-Mahmoudia canal, Egypt, CCHE2D numerical model, canal stability, bed shear stresses.
Key Words: El-Mahmoudia canal, Egypt, CCHE2D numerical model, canal stability, bed shear stresses.