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Studies and Research on Maximum Flows of the Trotuş River in 1990-2017

Mihaela Avram / Mihail Luca / Nicolae Marcoie / Ştefania Chirica
Published Online: 2018-11-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0033

Abstract

Research has analyzed components of the climate and hydrological regime on the Trotuş River and its tributaries over the past 30 years. The hydrological risk was determined by natural causes, but also by anthropogenic causes. Parameters of hydroclimatic risk are represented of the torrential rainfall, flood flows, high frequency of high flows, high erosion speeds etc. The research revealed that at very low intervals (3-5 years) there were floods with very high flows. Changing the climate regime (precipitation concentration on small days) and the natural relief forms in the hydrographical basin (the Eastern Carpathian Mountains) allowed natural risk to occur in the hydrological regime of the Trotuş River. Anthropic factors, in particular, the modification of the leakage coefficient by deforestation of forests and the change of agricultural use of land with large slopes have contributed to the occurrence of anthropogenic risk in the Trotuş River basin. Corroboration of the two types of risk, natural and anthropic, has led to a hydrological disaster regime in the Trotuş River Basin.

Keywords: anthropic risk; flood; hydrological risk; precipitation; regularisation works

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Published Online: 2018-11-14

Published in Print: 2018-10-01


Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 109–119, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0033.

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