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Article: The 1998 flood on the Yangtze, China

TitleThe 1998 flood on the Yangtze, China
Authors
KeywordsCauses
Counter-Measures
Flood
Land Reclamation
Natural Hazards
Yangtze
Issue Date2000
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0921-030x
Citation
Natural Hazards, 2000, v. 22 n. 2, p. 165-184 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines the main causes of the 1998 flood on the Yangtze and addresses a number of issues related to the exploitation of natural resources and counter-measures to the flood hazard. The records show that both the amount of precipitation over the catchment and the floodwater discharge from the upper basin did not exceed the historical maximum, but water levels in the middle basin were recorded much higher than the historical maximum. Human activities have greatly increased the risk of the flood hazard. Extensive reclamation of the lakes and fluvial islands in the middle basin has considerably reduced the floodwater storage and drainage capacity of these natural landscapes of the Yangtze Basin. Deforestation in the catchment area has induced soil erosion, resulting in a large amount of sediment deposited in reservoirs whose storage capacity is thus reduced. Strengthening the flood defence to protect people living on the floodplain has raised the water level during the flood. An integrated approach is needed to produce a balanced management plan that can meet the financial needs of local people in the catchment area as well as reduce flood risk to the industries and urban residents in the middle basin of the Yangtze.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151032
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.746
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.851
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dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.citationNatural Hazards, 2000, v. 22 n. 2, p. 165-184en_US
dc.identifier.issn0921-030Xen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the main causes of the 1998 flood on the Yangtze and addresses a number of issues related to the exploitation of natural resources and counter-measures to the flood hazard. The records show that both the amount of precipitation over the catchment and the floodwater discharge from the upper basin did not exceed the historical maximum, but water levels in the middle basin were recorded much higher than the historical maximum. Human activities have greatly increased the risk of the flood hazard. Extensive reclamation of the lakes and fluvial islands in the middle basin has considerably reduced the floodwater storage and drainage capacity of these natural landscapes of the Yangtze Basin. Deforestation in the catchment area has induced soil erosion, resulting in a large amount of sediment deposited in reservoirs whose storage capacity is thus reduced. Strengthening the flood defence to protect people living on the floodplain has raised the water level during the flood. An integrated approach is needed to produce a balanced management plan that can meet the financial needs of local people in the catchment area as well as reduce flood risk to the industries and urban residents in the middle basin of the Yangtze.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectCausesen_US
dc.subjectCounter-Measuresen_US
dc.subjectFlooden_US
dc.subjectLand Reclamationen_US
dc.subjectNatural Hazardsen_US
dc.subjectYangtzeen_US
dc.titleThe 1998 flood on the Yangtze, Chinaen_US
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