Potential Disruption of Flood Dynamics in the Lower Mekong River Basin Due to Upstream Flow Regulation

This study uses hydrodynamic model simulations to show that the effects of flow regulation on downstream river-floodplain dynamics are relatively predictable along the mainstream Mekong, but flow regulations could potentially disrupt the flood dynamics in the Tonle Sap River (TSR) and small distributaries in the Mekong Delta.

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Y. Pokhrel, S. Shin, Z. Lin, D. Yamazaki, and J. Qi

Publication Date

10 December 2018

Publication Name

Science Reports


Dams, Mekong River, Tonle Sap River, Hydrodynamics, Floodplain, Flow regulations