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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s13.111

HISTORICAL FLOODS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND ANALYSIS OF FLOODS FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY IN OSTRAVA REGION

AUTHOR/S: E. JANASOVA
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 2, 839-846 pp

ABSTRACT

Last decade of the 20th century has been identified as the warmest period at the
northern hemisphere of the Earth during this millennium. The result of this fact is the
proven melting of glaciers and measurable rising of sea levels. The frequency of meteorological extremes in Europe has doubled compared with data a century ago. Very obvious became rainfalls of intensity greater than 130 l/m2 and extensive floods. Also the frequency of floods in the Czech Republic (CR) increased significantly in the last
years. First case was the occurrence of disastrous flood in 1997 that highlighted the absence of geospatial data and hydrological models for river basins of Czech rivers, which are the basis for pre-disaster planning. In accordance with the Directive of the
European Parliament and Council 2007/60/EC, in CR, there are prepared the Flood Maps, Flood Hazard Maps and Flood Risk Maps.
This paper aims to provide an overview of historically significant floods in CR with particular focus on the Ostrava region. It describes the concept of flood protection and prevention of flood risks in the country.

Keywords: Historical floods, Flood Maps, Ostrava, flood damage, N-year flood occurrence.

PAPER 2011/s13.111: HISTORICAL FLOODS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND ANALYSIS OF FLOODS FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY IN OSTRAVA REGION

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