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The Development Policy of Flood Control in Hungary

Author(s): Lajos Szlavik

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Keywords: Development policy; Flood control; Emergency storage

Abstract: Our main purpose is to ensure that the planning and operation of flood defence systems goes in harmony with the development and prevention on ecological systems. The paper reports on the mapping and inventory of possible interventions in the Tisza valley in line with the aim to protect people and assets in the area and develop the ecology of Tisza, its tributaries and the floodplain. Studies taking into consideration the prevailing conditions and those anticipated in the foreseeable future have shown a chain of emergency flood reservoirs in the Hungarian part of the flood plain to be best suited to pass safely even abnormal floods on the Tisza River. Flood peaks would be diverted through large gated culverts and retained in those lowland reservoirs, which would be drained after to passage of the flood wave.


Year: 2002

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