The position and function of reservoir emergency plan in the government planning system are evaluated in the respects of administrative authorities, type of emergency accident, impacted areas and consequences. It is argued that the two plans are interacted and influenced by each other, by means of complementarity and sharing of resources. Regarding the main contents and issues related to the preparation of reservoir emergency plan, suggestions are made to the main bodies for emergency response and treatment in the reservoir area as well as downstream in case of occurrence of accident. The reservoir plan should be made by the management authority of the reservoir, while the emergency plan for the downstream area should be the responsibility of local government with consideration of specific contents and requirements. Concerning to the disastrous consequences of the high dam, special subject study should be conducted for reservoir emergency plan.
China Water Resources