The Last Two Extreme Floods in Germany—Analyses and Consequences

by K. Wilke,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


The last two extreme floods in Germany occurred in December 1993/January 1994 and January 1995 within the River Rhine basin with both floods having different causes. In a comparison study, the origin, routing, and prediction, as well as the consequences and damages on the environment of both floods, are analyzed and quantified. Furthermore, the political consequences of the adjacent states within the Rhine basin of the flood in 1995 are presented. Specifically, the topics flood warning and prediction tools and flood protection measures are discussed in detail.

Subject Headings: Floods | Flood routing | Basins | Comparative studies | High-rise buildings | Political factors | Disaster warning systems | Forecasting | Germany | Europe

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