(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Temporal variation of sediment load in the Yellow River basin, China, and its impacts on the lower reaches and the river delta

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PENG J. (1) ; CHEN S. (1) ; DONG P. (2) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, CHINE
(2) Div. of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics College of Art, Univ., Dundee, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper presents a detailed study on the morphological consequences of reduction in river sediment load and influence of human activities based on sediment load data at 3 gauging stations in the upper, middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River basin from 1950 to 2007. The results indicate that sediment loads at all 3 gauging stations display a gradually decreasing trend over the past 58 years. The primary reason for this decrease is shown to be due to various human activities. The reduction of sediment load has directly impacted on the lower Yellow River and the delta region, causing alternate changes between siltation and scouring in the lower river channel along with an increased rate of erosion over the whole Yellow River delta


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 83, no2-3 [pp. 135-147]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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