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Water 2017, 9(3), 152; doi:10.3390/w9030152

A Comparison of Flood Control Standards for Reservoir Engineering for Different Countries

State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing 100038, China
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Received: 18 October 2016 / Revised: 9 February 2017 / Accepted: 15 February 2017 / Published: 23 February 2017
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Abstract

Across the globe, flood control standards for reservoir engineering appear different due to various deciding factors such as flood features, society, economy, culture, morality, politics, and technology resources, etc. This study introduces an in-depth comparison of flood control standards for reservoir engineering for different countries. After the comparison and analysis, it is concluded that the determination of flood control standards is related to engineering grade, dam type, dam height, and the hazard to downstream after dam-breaking, etc. Each country should adopt practical flood control standards according to the characteristics of local reservoir engineering. The constitutive flood control standards should retain certain flexibility in the basis of constraint force. This review could offer a reference for developing countries in the enactment of flood control standards for reservoir engineering. View Full-Text
Keywords: flood control standards; reservoir engineering; hydraulic structure design; reservoir classification flood control standards; reservoir engineering; hydraulic structure design; reservoir classification
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Ren, M.; He, X.; Kan, G.; Wang, F.; Zhang, H.; Li, H.; Cao, D.; Wang, H.; Sun, D.; Jiang, X.; Wang, G.; Zhang, Z. A Comparison of Flood Control Standards for Reservoir Engineering for Different Countries. Water 2017, 9, 152.

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