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Kaminski M.,Panstwowj Instytut Geologiczny | Krawczyk M.,Panstwowj Instytut Geologiczny | Zientara P.,Panstwowj Instytut Geologiczny | Derkacz M.,Panstwowj Instytut Geologiczny
Biuletyn - Panstwowego Instytutu Geologicznego | Year: 2011

The flood in May 2010 was the biggest disaster recorded in the last years in Poland. Material losses arising as a result of the flood were huge and reached several billion PLN in the whole country. Much of these losses was related to the areas located in river valleys as a result of interruption of flood banks. The flood banks, which were supposed to protect adjacent areas, in many cases did not fulfill their role. The Mazowieckie voivodship recorded about 100 points of interruption or damage of flood banks. The high risk of interruption of flood banks during the last flood occurred also in Warsaw area. The geophysical survey was carried out to recognize the construction of the flood banks and to indicate the places of their weakness.

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