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Flood risk on the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains


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The present project deals with evaluation of flood risk on the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains, where considerable flood generation potential exists. There is a flood risk in all right-hand tributaries to the Upper Vistula, but the Dunajec River Basin has the highest flood-generation potential and has greatly contributed to past floods. The Earth’s climate has been changing at an unusually rapid, and accelerating, rate and this change is likely to have manifold impacts. Based on observation records and modelbased projections of future precipitation, intense precipitation, and river discharge, one can assess changes in flood risk. The present project will extend the pool of information on floods and flood-generating processes, thus augmenting the existing data base. 

Research project no. PSPB-153/2010 within Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme.

Amount of financing: 1 055 097 CHF (3 234 543 PLN)

Period of realisation: 15.07.2011  - 30.09.2016