Modeling of Morphou Flood and Remedial Measures

Şahin E., Akıntuğ B., Yanmaz A. M.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.24, no.3, pp.6447-6462, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.6447-6462
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Flash floods are known to result in excessive damage and loss of lives due to lack of early warning systems. In this study, characteristics of a flash flood occurred in Morphou region in North Cyprus on 18th of January, 2010 are studied and some remedial measures are proposed. Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of this flood event has been developed for decision-making concerning type and degree of implementation of these measures. Since there is no any stream flow gauging station along the creeks in the study area, the synthetic unit hydrograph is developed by using the US Soil Conversation Service method to obtain design flood hydrographs. Two remedial alternatives are eventually tested. Based on cost analyses, the one that is to build a detention basin for storing water and a lateral channel for diverting extra flow from Bostanci Creek to Fabrika Creek, is found to be feasible. In addition, flow carrying capacities of the creeks are improved.