Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Technical note
12 May 2017
Technical note |  | 12 May 2017

Dealing with uncertainty in the probability of overtopping of a flood mitigation dam

Eleni Maria Michailidi and Baldassare Bacchi


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (04 Feb 2017) by András Bárdossy
AR by Eleni Maria Michailidi on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2017) by András Bárdossy
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish as is (20 Apr 2017) by András Bárdossy
Short summary
In this research, we explored how the sampling uncertainty of flood variables (flood peak, volume, etc.) can reflect on a structural variable, which in our case was the maximum water level (MWL) of a reservoir controlled by a dam. Next, we incorporated additional information from different sources for a better estimation of the uncertainty in the probability of exceedance of the MWL. Results showed the importance of providing confidence intervals in the risk assessment of a structure.