Characteristics of extreme monsoon floods and local land use in the Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia

Naoko Nagumo, Sumiko Kubo, Toshihiko Sugai

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Abstract

Rivers in the Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia, receive additional water and waterborne sediments annually during the monsoon. In the 2011 monsoon season, the region was inundated by extreme flood events. This chapter identifies inundation characteristics and explains fluvial landforms developed over a long-term flood history near Phnom Penh and Kampong Thom in Cambodia, based on land classification and field surveys. Understanding the development of fluvial plains and promoting land use in accordance with river behavior can minimize flood risk and allow local populations to live sustainably in flood-prone areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages205-221
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1878-9897
ISSN (Electronic)2213-6959

Keywords

  • 2011 flood event
  • Cambodia
  • Fluvial plain
  • Land classification
  • Lower Mekong Basin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economic Geology
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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