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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2497-2507, 2017
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Technical note
12 May 2017
Dealing with uncertainty in the probability of overtopping of a flood mitigation dam
Eleni Maria Michailidi and Baldassare Bacchi
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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AC1: 'Final response to comments', Eleni Maria Michailidi, 27 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (04 Feb 2017) by Andràs Bàrdossy  
AR by Eleni Maria Michailidi on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2017) by Andràs Bàrdossy
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish as is (20 Apr 2017) by Andràs Bàrdossy
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Short summary
In this research, we explored how the sampling uncertainty of flood variables (flood peak, volume, etc.) can reflect on a structural variable, which in our case was the maximum water level (MWL) of a reservoir controlled by a dam. Next, we incorporated additional information from different sources for a better estimation of the uncertainty in the probability of exceedance of the MWL. Results showed the importance of providing confidence intervals in the risk assessment of a structure.
In this research, we explored how the sampling uncertainty of flood variables (flood peak,...