Articles | Volume 370
11 Jun 2015
 | 11 Jun 2015

Flood risk trends in coastal watersheds in South Spain: direct and indirect impact of river regulation

M. Egüen, M. J. Polo, Z. Gulliver, E. Contreras, C. Aguilar, and M. A. Losada

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This work shows the change on flood risk in the coastal areas of three hydrographic basins in South Spain during the reservoir expansion period. The results differentiate the impact of the regulation level on both the cumulative distribution functions of the fluvial discharge near the river mouth, and the associated damage related to the enhanced soil occupation during this period.