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Indicator

River floods

Description

  • 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.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

CLIM017, flooding

Climate impacts

Flooding

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Water management

Geographic characterization

Global

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