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Volume 21, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3991–4010, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3991-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3991–4010, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3991-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 Aug 2017

Research article | 07 Aug 2017

Has dyke development in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta shifted flood hazard downstream?

Nguyen Van Khanh Triet et al.
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In this study we provide a numerical quantification of changes in flood hazard in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta as a result of dyke development. Other important drivers to the alteration of delta flood hazard are also investigated, e.g. tidal level. The findings of our study are substantial valuable for the decision makers in Vietnam to develop holistic and harmonized floods and flood-related issues management plan for the whole delta.
In this study we provide a numerical quantification of changes in flood hazard in the Vietnamese...
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