Project Description

> View and download Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirs
> View and download Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Database
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This study develops a Reservoir Flood Risk Index (the Index) to help stakeholders set priorities in terms of strategic flood control response for hydropower in the LMB. The Reservoir Flood Risk Index is a rapid, basin wide screening tool which allows developers, government and communities to understand:

  • Which reservoirs have the capacity to control floods;
  • Which reservoirs are in high flood yield catchments; and
  • Which reservoirs have the highest potential for downstream damage
It also identifies which existing or proposed reservoirs have the greatest potential to be used for multiple use flood control.

Other reports in the MK12 series include: