Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 189–212, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-189-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 189–212, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-189-2020

Research article 16 Jan 2020

Research article | 16 Jan 2020

Flooding in the Mekong Delta: the impact of dyke systems on downstream hydrodynamics

Vo Quoc Thanh et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (25 Jun 2019) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
AR by Vo Quoc Thanh on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jul 2019) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Aug 2019) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Sep 2019) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Nov 2019) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
AR by Vo Quoc Thanh on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2019) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
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Short summary
The Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD) is a rice bowl of not only Vietnam, but also the world; agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the delta. The VMD is facing threats related to water management and hydraulic structures. Dykes are built to protect agricultural crops in the floodplains and may influence water regimes downstream in the VMD. If the VMD floodplains are completely protected by dykes, yearly mean water levels could increase by 3 cm (at Can Tho) and 1.5 cm (at My Thuan).