Journal article

FLOOD MANAGEMENT ON THE LOWER YELLOW-RIVER - HYDROLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

L SHU, B FINLAYSON

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1993

Abstract

The Yellow River, known also as "China's Sorrow", has a long history of channel changes and disastrous floods in its lower reaches. Past channel positions can be identified from historical documentary records and geomorphological and sedimentological evidence. Since 1947, government policy has been aimed at containing the floods within artificial levees and preventing the river from changing its course. Flood control is based on flood-retarding dams and off-stream retention basins as well as artificial levees lining the channel. The design flood for the system has a recurrence interval of only around 60 years and floods of this and larger magnitudes can be generated downstream of the main fl..

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