Hazard mitigation related to water and sediment fluxes in the Yellow River basin, China, based on comparable basins of the United States

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Abstract

The Yellow River, north-central China, and comparative rivers of the western United States, the Rio Grande and the Colorado River, derive much of their flows from melting snow at high elevations, but derive most of their se diment loads from semiarid central parts of the basins. The three rivers are regulated by larg e reservoirs that store water and sediment, causing downstream channel scour and, farthe r downstream, flood hazard owing to re- deposition of sediment. Potential approaches to reducing continui ng bed aggradation and increasing flood hazard along the lower Yellow Ri ver include flow augmentation, retirement of irrigation that decreases flows and increas es erosion, and re-routing of the middle Yellow River to bypass large sediment i nputs of the Loess Plateau.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Hazard mitigation related to water and sediment fluxes in the Yellow River basin, China, based on comparable basins of the United States
Volume II
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher The Yellow River Conservancy Publishing House
Publisher location Zhengzhou, China
Contributing office(s) Office of Surface Water
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings : 1st International Yellow River Forum on River Basin Management
First page 465
Last page 473
Country China
Other Geospatial Yellow River Basin
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