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Coupling Hydrological–hydraulic Models For Extreme Flood Simulating And Forecasting On The North Central Coast Of Vietnam

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RM090111

Volume

124

Pages

11

Page Range

113 - 123

Published

2009

Size

1,515 kb

Author(s)

H. Van Lai, N. Van Diep, N. T. Cuong & N. H. Phong

Abstract

The North Central Coast of Vietnam is a narrow zone with very complicated topography: mountains in the west, sea in the east. Almost all of the river basins are small, short and sloping. There is very heavy rain that occurs on a large scale and is concentrated in a short period (from 2 to 3 days) every year. In these conditions, the North Central Coast of Vietnam is the part that has a high frequency of big floods and flash floods with monstrous destructive force. The tool for simulating and forecasting these extreme floods is needed for the decision makers. In the framework of the FLOCODS project, supported by the European Commission, there is a tool for this purpose made by coupling the hydrological model MARINE and IMECH_1D hydraulic model. The models have been linked and used for flood simulating and forecasting in the Huong River Basin of Vietnam. The verification and the application of the models prove that they can be used for forecasting, evaluating of flood control measures and planning actions in emergency cases not only for this basin, but also for other river basins in the Central Coast of Vietnam. Keywords: hydrological model, hydraulic model, flood control, river basin, Central Coast of Vietnam.

Keywords

hydrological model, hydraulic model, flood control, river basin, Central Coast of Vietnam