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
    Volume45
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
    Volume45
    ISSN (Print)18789897
    ISSN (Electronic)22136959

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Nagumo, N., Kubo, S., & Sugai, T. (2016). Characteristics of extreme monsoon floods and local land use in the Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia. In Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (Vol. 45, pp. 205-221). (Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research; Vol. 45). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20161-0_13