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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 23:45

Flood Issues - Elbe River Basin (FLOODsite)

In August 2002, the transnational Elbe (Czech: Labe) river catchment experienced the most severe economic damage ever caused by river flooding in Europe. The Elbe catchment suffers from a wide range of flooding issues that are typical for Europe, including flash-flooding in the mountainous regions and large inundation volumes in the lowlands.

This made it an excellent case study to develop and test FLOODsite methodologies within the context of a large catchment and also an opportunity to identify lessons learnt from the 2002 flood and other events....

 

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