Sedimentation and Flood Protection for the Lower Yellow River

by Ta Wei Soong, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The Lower Yellow River is known for its disastrous floods in the past. After 4 decades without major floodings, rapid economic and population growths along the River have drew concerns about possible devastation of such a misfortune. To minimize losses, a thorough understanding of current flood protection system and its contemporary issues is needed. This paper describes some of the issues as concluded by the author after participating in a workshop and a field investigation along the Lower Yellow River sponsored by NSF and China Association for Science and Technology.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Floods | Rivers and streams | Field tests | Economic factors | Population projection | High-rise buildings | Protective structures | Yellow River | China | Asia

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