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FLOOD IN BARI (ITALY) – OCTOBER 2005 (2)

Description

The studied zone is highly permeable and is characterized by a drainage network which is not always defined. It is constructed of numerous natural incisions which, locally, are called "lame". The main hydraulic characteristics of floods are described evidencing the effect of ungovernable and chaotic anthropogenic impact, that, being united with incorrect planning, result in catastrophic events. A high level of attention must always be given to the protection of the territory in order to avoid high risk situations. Once hydraulic operations are carried out they must be maintained in order to continue their efficiency which cannot be put to risk by poor territorial planning.

Author

Michele Mossa

Date

2005

Additional notes

INVITED PAPER: Mossa, M., 2007, The floods in Bari: what history should have taught, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 579-594

See also

The flood of 22-23 Oct. 2005 in Bari 1

The flood of 22-23 Oct. 2005 in Bari 3

The flood of 22-23 Oct. 2005 in Bari 4

The flood of 22-23 Oct. 2005 in Bari 5