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Volume 18, issue 12 | Copyright
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5303-5315, 2014
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Research article 18 Dec 2014

Research article | 18 Dec 2014

Dams on Mekong tributaries as significant contributors of hydrological alterations to the Tonle Sap Floodplain in Cambodia

M. E. Arias et al.
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Hydrological modeling and assessment tools were used to provide evidence of the expected hydrological alterations that hydropower development in the lower Mekong tributaries could bring to the Tonle Sap. The most significant alterations are in terms of water levels during the dry season and rates of water level rise/drop which are crucial for tree seed germination and fish migrations, and therefore major ecological disruptions are likely to follow.
Hydrological modeling and assessment tools were used to provide evidence of the expected...