Floods in Norway
Large floods in Norway
Summary of the book
New Flood database in Norway
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is developing a new Norwegian flood data base including historical flood information as well as information on new floods as soon as we receive information about flood damage. The database is based on flood events where each event assumes to be caused by the same meteorological conditions, and occurring within a geographically defined area. We have so far loaded information of almost 700 flood events to the data base from the 1340s to this year. The data base will be accessed through a map based user interface. We hope to make the system which we preliminary have named Flomatlas (or Flood Atlas in English) accessible on the internet. The system will give access to several topics, including the flood zone maps, which we have been developing after the large flood in 1995.
For more information contact: Lars Andreas Roald