Accession Number : AD0655247

Title :   SUMMARY OF THE GENERAL HYDROLOGY OF THE MEKONG DELTA.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Burns,Donald A.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The Mekong Delta is composed of major streams, their distributaries, and numerous short tidal streams. Smaller streams, canals and ditches, and large areas of marsh and swamp modify the major stream pattern. Large tidal fluctuation as well as seasonal inundation further complicate the problem of obtaining reliable and timely environmental data. To the extent that it is possible, this report briefly summarizes the climate, tides, currents, and vertical control of the Mekong Delta.

Descriptors :   (*HYDROLOGY, VIETNAM), (*DELTAS, *INLAND WATERWAYS), DRAINAGE, CLIMATE, SWAMPS, TIDES, FLOODS, RIVER CURRENTS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, MILITARY OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE