Sabo Check Dams - Mountain Protection Systems in Japan

Chanson, Hubert (2004) Sabo Check Dams - Mountain Protection Systems in Japan. Journal of River Basin Management, 2 4: 301-307.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Sabo Check Dams - Mountain Protection Systems in Japan
Journal name Journal of River Basin Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1571-5124
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 301
End page 307
Total pages 7
Editor P. Bates
R. Falconer
D. Garcia de Jalon
J. Imberger et. al.
Place of publication Madrid, Spain
Publisher International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research
Language eng
Subject 260502 Surfacewater Hydrology
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
269901 Physical Geography
300104 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
290899 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
290800 Civil Engineering
260599 Hydrology not elsewhere classified
260206 Earthquake Seismology
Abstract In mountain areas, sabo check dams are commonly used to reduce the impact of debris flows. The dam construction decision process is a very important step in the design, and some experience in Japan is discussed. Past experience suggests that a successful design is closely linked with a global catchment approach, combining hydrology, geomorphology, hydraulic and environmental engineering, and eventually aesthetics. Such a system approach must be combined with long-term planning, excluding short-term political 'reasoning'.
Keyword Sabo
check dam
mountain protection
Japanese experience
dam construction
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