Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Research article
26 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 26 Sep 2022

Rare flood scenarios for a rapidly growing high-mountain city: Pokhara, Nepal

Melanie Fischer, Jana Brettin, Sigrid Roessner, Ariane Walz, Monique Fort, and Oliver Korup


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-64', Adam Emmer, 14 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Melanie Fischer, 03 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-64', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Apr 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Melanie Fischer, 03 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Jun 2022) by Ankit Agarwal
AR by Melanie Fischer on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jul 2022) by Ankit Agarwal
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Aug 2022)
RR by Adam Emmer (22 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (22 Aug 2022) by Ankit Agarwal
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2022) by Sven Fuchs (Executive editor)
AR by Melanie Fischer on behalf of the Authors (01 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Nepal’s second-largest city has been rapidly growing since the 1970s, although its valley has been affected by rare, catastrophic floods in recent and historic times. We analyse potential impacts of such floods on urban areas and infrastructure by modelling 10 physically plausible flood scenarios along Pokhara’s main river. We find that hydraulic effects would largely affect a number of squatter settlements, which have expanded rapidly towards the river by a factor of up to 20 since 2008.
Final-revised paper