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Title: EFAS threshold level exceedance


This data set contains for all locations across Europen rivers for which EFAS is predicting floods specifications on the time and magnitude of the forecasted flood peak.

The magnitude is indicated by the highest EFAS threshold level exceeded (2-,5- and 20-year return period), while the timing is given as number of days (0-10 days) till the reach of the flood peak.

This information is produced by the operational EFAS ( in order to provide the EFAS partners with an up-to-date overview on the evolution (quantitative and temporal) of flood peaks through affected rivers across Europe.

The update frequency of this data set is twice a day (00:00 and 12:00 UTC); and the spatial coverage is the extended geographic Europe.

How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  EFAS threshold level exceedance. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-03-06
Landing page
Update frequency as needed
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Health; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 28 SOCIAL QUESTIONS; 36 SCIENCE
EuroVoc concept(s) hydrology
Geographic information

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Geographic bounding box

67° N, 41° E, 27° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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