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Europe - Middle Danube, Oder and Wisla Historical Flood Database - Hydro-GIS Ltd

The Middle Danube, Oder, and Wisla Historical Flooding Database is a comprehensive archive of historical inland flooding, covering the countries of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and parts of Germany. It is named by the river basins (the Danube, Oder, and Wisla captured by the study area rather than the countries. The Middle Danube is used to distinguish the database from the Lower Danube Historical Flooding Database which includes events on the Danube occurring south of Hungary. In the case of Germany, events are included which have been observed in river basins which either define the national border (such as the Oder) or have their source in Germany before flowing into the other countries (such as the Danube). Events solely in Germany in the headwater of the Danube (i.e. the Upper Danube) are not included. It includes information on flood events from the year 1272 to the present day with information on 220 inland flooding events originating from major rivers and flash flooding from heavy rainfall. The basic information listed provides a date and location of the flood event, including the rivers affected and countries affected (entered by their initial letter). Further information is given where possible on the cause of the flood (including observations of rainfall and flows) and the amount of damage. The main database in MS-XL format and it is appended with a list of references (pdf) and 41 photos as visual references (pdf). The database will help provide information on flood risk in the region and information from the database can be used to develop new flood catastrophe models or for the review audit of existing flood catastrophe models in these countries.

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Author Dr Harvey Rodda
Maintainer Oasis Hub
Version 1.0
Last Updated November 26, 2019, 10:41 (Etc/UTC)
Created October 25, 2019, 09:18 (Etc/UTC)
Time range From: 01/01/1272 To: 07/18/2018
Origin Places Europe, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland

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