Corpus ID: 20727216

Floods in Bangladesh: A Comparative Hydrological Investigation on Two Catastrophic Events

  title={Floods in Bangladesh: A Comparative Hydrological Investigation on Two Catastrophic Events},
  author={D. Am and Makoto Nishigaki and M. Komatsu},
  • D. Am, Makoto Nishigaki, M. Komatsu
  • Published 2003
  • Geography
  • Flood becomes regular feature in riverrine Bangladesh. Every year, around 21 percent of land is flooded during monsoon season, however, in severe situation this figure shot up to more than 60 percent of total land. This paper is an attempt to analyze hydrological characteristics of two catastrophic events (1988 and 1998 flood) in the light of flood history in Bangladesh. The analysis demonstrates that the 1998 flood was more severe than the 1988 one. Moreover, the 1998 flood was also prolonged… CONTINUE READING
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