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Trends in sediment yield of the Kemaman River Estuary, Terengganu- Disember 2002-February 2004


Toriman, Mohd Ekhwan and Juahir, Hafizan and Mokhtar, Mazlin and M. Zain, Sharifuddin (2004) Trends in sediment yield of the Kemaman River Estuary, Terengganu- Disember 2002-February 2004. In: Seminar Sumberjaya Pinggir Pantai dan Pelancongan: Isu dan Cabaran, 20-21 Disember 2004, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, Perak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Kemaman River drains the southern half of Kemaman Chendor coastal system and is the primary source of sediment to Kemaman estuary. In this paper, it is demonstrated that anthropogenic activity within a watershed, such as agriculture and urbanization were affect the sediment yield from the watershed. Over 26 month, the delivery of suspended sediment from the Kemaman River to The Kemaman Estuary has increase by about 25 percent. Using flow and suspended sediment discharge data provided by the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) revealed possible increasing trend on suspended sediment discharge and concentration. Temporal analysis indicates that the trend of sediment yield was increase during the monsoon season resulting over sediment supply closed to river mouth. This scenario has implication for nearshore fisherman's navigation due to seabed deposition. In a broader context, this study underscores the need to address the anthropogenic impacts and flood monsoon on sediment yield in the Kemaman-Chendor estuary system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Dianjurkan oleh Fakulti Pengurusan Pelancongan, Hospitaliti dan Alam Sekitar, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suspended sediment concentrations, sediment yield flow, discharge, river estuary
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 04:37
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2011 04:37
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3791

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