Geomorphic and forest cover controls on flooding: central Nepal Himalaya

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dc.contributor.author Marston, Richard A.
dc.contributor.author Kleinman, Jack
dc.contributor.author Miller, Maynard
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-19T19:14:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-19T19:14:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-19T19:14:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2392
dc.description.abstract Devastating monsoon season floods in the central Nepal Himalaya have been difficult to predict with any precision, reliability, or accuracy. Deforestation is often blamed as the principal cause of flooding. This paper uses field data at 22 stream crossings, together with drainage basin morphometric data and forest cover data, to determine the dominant controls on bank-full discharge from monsoon storms. Results demonstrate that 82 percent of the variation in bank-full discharge can be explained as a function of drainage area alone; forest cover did not add explanatory power. Findings from this study can be used to guide planning for future projects that will be affected by flood hazards in the central Nepal Himalaya, including irrigation, hydropower, and footbridge construction. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.mrd-journal.org/ en_US
dc.subject Deforestation en_US
dc.subject Floods en_US
dc.subject Himalayas en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.title Geomorphic and forest cover controls on flooding: central Nepal Himalaya en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 264 en_US
dc.citation.issn 1994-7151 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Mountain Research and Development en_US
dc.citation.spage 257 en_US
dc.citation.volume 16 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rmarston en_US

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