DATASET

River flood hazard maps for Europe and the Mediterranean Basin region

Collection: FLOODS : River Flood Hazard Maps at European and Global Scale 

Description

The maps depict flood prone areas for river flood events for six different flood frequencies (from 1-in-10-years to 1-in-500-years). The extent comprises most of the geographical Europe and all the river basins entering the Mediterranean and Black Seas in the Caucasus, Middle East and Northern Africa countries. Cell values indicate water depth (in m). The maps can be used to assess the exposure of population and economic assets to river floods, and to perform flood risk assessments. NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications)

Contact

Email
francesco.dottori (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Dottori, Francesco; Alfieri, Lorenzo; Bianchi, Alessandra; Skoien, Jon; Salamon, Peter (2021): River flood hazard maps for Europe and the Mediterranean Basin region. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] doi: 10.2905/1D128B6C-A4EE-4858-9E34-6210707F3C81 PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/1d128b6c-a4ee-4858-9e34-6210707f3c81

Keywords

Mediterranean Basin Europe flood

Data access

Water Bodies map:
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River flood hazard map of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Region - 200-year return period:
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  • This map depict the areas prone to river flood events with a 200-year return period (1-in-200-years frequency). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

River flood hazard map of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Region - 100-year return period
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  • This map depict the areas prone to river flood events with a 100-year return period (1-in-100-years frequency). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

River flood hazard map of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Region - 10-year return period
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  • This map depict the areas prone to river flood events with a 10-year return period (1-in-10-years frequency). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

River flood hazard map of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Region - 50-year return period
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  • This map depict the areas prone to river flood events with a 50-year return period (1-in-50-years frequency). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

River flood hazard map of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Region - 20-year return period
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  • This map depict the areas prone to river flood events with a 20-year return period (1-in-20-years frequency). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

River network map
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  • The map depicts the river network considered in the creation of the flood hazard maps for Europe and the Mediterranean Basin region. The cell value "1" indicates the elements of the river network with an upstream drainage area above 500 Km2. NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations

River flood hazard map of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin Region - 500-year return period:
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  • This map depict the areas prone to river flood events with a 500-year return period (1-in-500-years frequency). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

Publications

Publication
A new dataset of river flood hazard maps for Europe and the Mediterranean Basin region

Geographic areas

Europe Northern Africa Western Asia

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-01-08
Modified date
2021-01-08
Issued date
2021-01-08
Landing page
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/floods 
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/1d128b6c-a4ee-4858-9e34-6210707f3c81
Popularity