- More than 325 major river floods have been reported for Europe since 1980, of which more than 200 have been reported since 2000.
- The rise in the reported number of flood events over recent decades results mainly from better reporting and from land-use changes
- Global warming is projected to intensify the hydrological cycle and increase the occurrence and frequency of flood events in large parts of Europe. However, estimates of changes in flood frequency and magnitude remain highly uncertain. In regions with reduced in snow accumulation during winter, the risk of early spring flooding would decrease.