Author(s): Zhiyong Dong
Linked Author(s): Zhiyong Dong
Keywords: Devastative flooding; Yangtze River; Reasons for the floods
Abstract: As is known to all, the extreme floods occurred in Yangtze River valley of China in1998. On the basis of oceanography and meteorology the reasons for abnormal climate are analyzed in this paper. Flood regime in Yangtze River valley, along with disaster situation in the middle and lower areas is presented. In addition, this paper deals with the reasons for a lasting high stage in Yangtze trunk river, effects of deterioration of ecological resources caused by man in this area, as well as the role of Three Gorges Project in flood control. Finally, the measures of comprehensive control are suggested.