Determining the flood drainage corridor in the downstream area of Vu Gia - Thu Bon (in Da Nang city) when the hydropower system in the upper reaches was put into operation during climate change.

Project leader's name
Master. Hoang Thai Binh.
Research hosting institution
Institute of Geography
Project duration
2015 - 2017
Scientific field(Program)
DaNang City
́Project’s budget
835.880.000 VND of which: - VAST: 600.000.000 VND - Ministries, branches and localities: 235.880.000 VND.
Goal and objectives of the project
  • Calculation of design floods for planning and determination of flood drainage corridors in downstream areas of Vu Gia - Thu Bon river when hydropower plants operate and under climate change conditions.
  • Determine the flood drainage corridor, build the flood drainage map at the scale of 1: 10.000 on the main river corridors corresponding to the design flood.
  • To propose plans on exploitation and use of mudflats and riverine areas suitable to the flood drainage capability in order to stabilize the population's living and sustainable development.
Main results

Theoretical results:

  • Identification of flood and inundation area in downstream of Vu Gia - Thu Bon river in Danang city with high reliability based on the combinned application of mathematical models: Mike-Nam (rainfall - runoff), HEC-Ressim (Reservoir system simulation), Mike 11 and Mike Flood connected to the Geographic Information System.
  • From the point of view of constructing the flood drainage corridor to control and manage floods, minimize damage to infrastructure as well as people's lives, The project provided solution included: (i) widening the riverbed of the contraction section and leaving the water protection corridor of 100m along two banks (green park form); (ii) create 5.9km drainage canal for land located between Yen - Cam Le - Qua Giang - Vinh Dien rivers; (iii) create 1,400 ha of agricultural land in Hoa Phong, Hoa Tien, Hoa Chau and Hoa Phuoc communes for flood relief for up to 32 hours to achieve flood management objectives. 5% according to the development plan of Da Nang city and Vu Gia - Thu Bon basin to 2030

Applied results:

  • Building a basis for planning policies for management of land and water resources, natural calamities, making planning, plans for socio-economic development rational, planning residential in Vu Gia - Thu Bon basin downstream region of DaNang city.

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Novelty and actuality and scientific meaningfulness of the results
  • Develop hydrological and hydrological model parameters to simulate the flood process, inundation with the participation of regulators of irrigation, hydropower.
  • Building a scientific basis for the construction of flood drainage corridors of rivers without dyke in Central Vietnam
Products of the project
  1. Scientific papers in referred journals (list): Evaluate the effectiveness of downstream area flood reduction of hydroelectric system the Vu Gia – Thu Bon river basin, Scientific and Technical Hydro – Meteorological Journal – No.661 – 01/2016.
  2. Map proposed flood drainage corridor with frequency of 5% for the downstream area of Vu Gia River in DaNang City at 1: 10,000 scale.
  3. Options for constructing flood drainage corridors downstream of Vu Gia river in Da Nang city with flood frequency ensuring 5% during climate change to 2030.
  4. Database of research results is s expressed in static web form.
Place of application

Committee for flood and storm control DaNang, DaNang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, DaNang Department of Construction.


The construction of a flood drainage corridor reasonable, ensuring the harmony between the purpose of flood prevention and sustainable economic development, security and defense for DaNang city in particular and the coastal economic zones Central Vietnam is generally necessary and highly urgent; Therefore, in order to ensure the management and planning of construction in the future, when the economy develops as well as unpredictable impacts of climate change and sea level rise, it is necessary to apply the construction To construct flood drainage corridors of large downstream areas with similar urban centers and economic zones. As a result, regulators will issue appropriate policies to control and manage floods.

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