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Floodplains – equally important as main river channel

Floodplains – equally important as main river channel

Floodplains are an integral part of the riverine systems. It is hydrologically connected to the main river channel but was historically neglected. Much of the world floodplains have been reduced or disconnected.

Flooded forests (swamp forests)

Flooded forests (swamp forests)

Floodplain flood forests (Freshwater swamp forests) are seasonally inundated by rivers. They are adapted to the long-standing water and host a variety of organisms.

The black stork

The black stork

A shy inhabitant of the dense old forests, the black stork is much rarer bird than its cousin the white stork.

How to prevent the floods?

How to prevent the floods?

Floods are natural phenomena which we can’t entirely prevent, so we have to adapt. Flood protection comprises both technical and ecological approach.

Gentle curves

Gentle curves

Gentle curves

Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man

Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man

Preserved floodplains are best natural protection of the flood losses.

Middle Danube – heart of the European wilderness

Middle Danube – heart of the European wilderness

Middle Danube, shared by Croatia, Hungary and Serbia is one of the last preserved lowland river corridors in Europe, the old continent that saw first inhabitants thousands of years ago. The mighty Danube is a cultural and economic backbone of Central and South-East Europe. Here […]