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Record number 352209
Title Impact assessment of measures in the upstream part of Dutch basins to reduce flooding
Author(s) Querner, E.P.; Rakhorst, M.
Source In: Climate variability and change; hydrological impacts: 5th FRIEND world conference; Havana (Cuba), November 27 - December 1, 2006. - Wallingford (UK) : IAHS - ISBN 9781901502787 - p. 180 - 185.
Event Wallingford (UK) : IAHS - ISBN 9781901502787 5th FRIEND world conference; Havana (Cuba), 2006-11-27/2006-12-01
Department(s) Alterra - Centre for Water and Climate
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2006
Abstract Flooding in the northern part of The Netherlands has caused serious economic threats to densely populated areas. Therefore a project has been carried out in a 1200 km2 area to assess the retention of water in the upper parts of river basins as a way to reduce the downstream flooding. The physically-based groundwater and surface water model SIMGRO was used to model the hydrology of the basins. The model was calibrated using discharges and groundwater levels. Scenarios of measures to assess the possibility of retaining water in the upper parts of the basin were defined and tested. One measure was the retention of higher discharges using culverts or gates, the other was to make the streams shallower and thereby, increase flood plain storage. The analysis indicates that holding water in the upstream parts of the basins proved to be feasible and can result in significant reductions of peak flows.
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