Morphological Changes in the Red River Delta, Impacts and Solutions
The Red River plays a particularly important role in the development of Vietnam. In the past 30 years, there have been serious changes in the morphology of the Red River. As a result, it has caused many negative impacts on production, the environment, and life in the downstream areas of the river. This paper presents analyses of both subjective and objective causes that lead to these serious morphological changes. It helps to propose a comprehensive solution for the establishment of a water regulating system on the Red River to ensure water security and environmental protection for the downstream areas of the river.
KeywordsRed River morphological change erosion regulating headwork water security
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This study was financially supported by the National Independent Research Project (code DTDL.CN-58/15) for “Study on comprehensive solutions of weirs to cope with the situation of lowering the water level, ensuring water security for the Red River Delta”. This research project is implemented at Vietnam Academy for Water Resources during 2015-2018.
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