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The Flooding on the Oder River in the Summer of 1997

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Title The Flooding on the Oder River in the Summer of 1997
Alternative Title Das Sommerhochwasser der Oder 1997 zwischen Ratzdorf und Hohensaaten
Author Koppe, Bärbel
Jürgens, Manfred W.
License No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/C-12583eng
IWF Signature C 12583
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 2005
Language English
Producer Institut für Wasserbau, Universität Rostock
Production Year 1997

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Subject Area Earth Sciences
Abstract Extremely heavy rainfall in large parts of Eastern Europe resulted in disastrous floods on the river Oder in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. In many places the highest floodwater levels exceeded those previously recorded. The flooding in Germany was also exceptional because of its long duration. This documentation shows the course of events in the German disaster zone, gives an impression of the complexity of the protective measures and provides political and technical conclusions drawn from the Oder flooding for the future. Furthermore, the video explains the hydrological, geographical and historical background of the affected German Oder region and gives information about damage to technical high water protection systems and its prevention.
Keywords water engineering
hydraulic engineering
flood
flood protection
river embankment
dike breach
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