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Article: Sedimentary causes and management of two principal environmental problems in the lower Yellow River

TitleSedimentary causes and management of two principal environmental problems in the lower Yellow River
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/
Citation
Environmental Management, 2001, v. 28 n. 6, p. 749-760 How to Cite?
AbstractFlood and water shortage are two of the leading environmental problems around the world, and among the causes of the problems is sedimentation. The Yellow River brought disastrous floods in its lower reaches in Chinese history. Today, although floods caused by the river are still a formidable hazard hanging over China, it cannot provide the lower reaches with enough usable water. The ineradicable flood hazard and newly emerged water shortage problems of the river are proved to be closely associated with its immense sediment load. The over loaded flow of the river can quickly fill the reservoirs and unceasingly raise the riverbed, attenuating the capacity of reservoirs to suppress floods and provide more water for dry seasons and of river channels to convey floods. Also, the high sediment content pollutes the water and reduces the volume of usable water. In virtue of the intimate linkage between these problems and the formidable sediment load in the river, the solution to these problems should be based on sedimentation management. After reviewing the defects and merits of management measures implemented and proposed, a management scenario composed of multiple measures are recommended. Beside of persistent soil conservation to reduce the huge sediment load, more reservoirs to check sediment and regulate river flows, approaches to alleviating riverbed accretion, interbasin water transfer to mitigate water deficiency, and so on, an emphasis should be laid on use of muddy flows in order to scatter the sediment in a vast area, which was a natural process but has been interrupted by construction of embankments.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86155
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.857
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.830
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dc.contributor.authorDian, Zen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChangxing, Sen_HK
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Management, 2001, v. 28 n. 6, p. 749-760en_HK
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dc.description.abstractFlood and water shortage are two of the leading environmental problems around the world, and among the causes of the problems is sedimentation. The Yellow River brought disastrous floods in its lower reaches in Chinese history. Today, although floods caused by the river are still a formidable hazard hanging over China, it cannot provide the lower reaches with enough usable water. The ineradicable flood hazard and newly emerged water shortage problems of the river are proved to be closely associated with its immense sediment load. The over loaded flow of the river can quickly fill the reservoirs and unceasingly raise the riverbed, attenuating the capacity of reservoirs to suppress floods and provide more water for dry seasons and of river channels to convey floods. Also, the high sediment content pollutes the water and reduces the volume of usable water. In virtue of the intimate linkage between these problems and the formidable sediment load in the river, the solution to these problems should be based on sedimentation management. After reviewing the defects and merits of management measures implemented and proposed, a management scenario composed of multiple measures are recommended. Beside of persistent soil conservation to reduce the huge sediment load, more reservoirs to check sediment and regulate river flows, approaches to alleviating riverbed accretion, interbasin water transfer to mitigate water deficiency, and so on, an emphasis should be laid on use of muddy flows in order to scatter the sediment in a vast area, which was a natural process but has been interrupted by construction of embankments.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00267/en_HK
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dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshConservation of Natural Resourcesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDisastersen_HK
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoringen_HK
dc.subject.meshFacility Design and Constructionen_HK
dc.subject.meshGeologic Sedimentsen_HK
dc.subject.meshWater Movementsen_HK
dc.subject.meshWater Supplyen_HK
dc.titleSedimentary causes and management of two principal environmental problems in the lower Yellow Riveren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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