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MAPS I PLANNING CYCLE (2013)

Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks (Floods Directive) required the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps by 22 December 2013.

In accordance with the Act of 18 July 2001 Water Law (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 145 with further amendments), the President of the National Water Management Board is responsible for the preparation of maps.

Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps in the 1st planning cycle were prepared under the project “IT System for of the Country’s protection against  extreme hazards” (ISOK) by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – Flood and Drought Modelling Centres in Gdynia, Poznań, Kraków and Wrocław.

The project is carried out in a consortium, which consists of: The National Water Management Authority (KZGW) – leader of the consortium, the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute (IMGW-PIB), the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography (GUGiK), the Government Centre for Security (RCB) and the National Institute of Communications – National Research Institute.

The ISOK project is financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy in the amount of 204 million PLN, from the state budget in the amount of 36 million PLN, and from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in the amount of 60 million PLN.

On 22 December 2013, flood hazard maps and flood risk maps provided by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management PIB were published on the website “Hydroportal” in the form of PDF files.

In 2014, they were reviewed and verified. Remarks reported by administrative authorities were considered and, in appropriate cases, taken into account.

Final versions of the maps were delivered by the President of the National Water Management Authority to administrative units, referred to in art 88f(3) of the Water Law, on 15 April 2015.

Maps in cartographic versions and in PDF format are available at the KZGW’s Hydroportal, at: http://mapy.isok.gov.pl.

Flood hazard maps during the 1st planning cycle were developed for areas exposed to the danger of flooding indicated in the preliminary flood risk assessment (WORP) of 2011.

 

Areas exposed to the danger of flooding in the preliminary flood risk assessment

In the 1st planning cycle, areas exposed to the risk of flooding included 253 rivers or river sections, as well as internal maritime waters and Przymorze sections with a total length of 14.4 thousand km.

Report on the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps

A detailed description of the methodology, scope and form of maps developed during the 1st planning cycle are described in the “Report on the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps” along with annexes available below.

The Report also provides information about the forms of publication or the method of delivering maps to administrative units, the rules of publishing maps and associated data, as well as a summary of legal regulations concerning taking maps into account when planning land use, and also map review and update.

Report on the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps (http://www.isok.gov.pl/dane/web_articles_files/2783/raport-z-wykonania-map-zagrozenia-powodziowego-i-map-ryzyka-powodziowego-v-1.01.pdf

 

Annex no 1 Report - preparation of hydrological data

(http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal1.pdf)

Annex no 2 Methodology for calculating the maximum water levels for the coast

(http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal2.pdf)

Annex no 3 Methodology of flood hazard maps development – variant of the total destruction of embankments

(http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal3.pdf)

Annex no 4 Attributive structure of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps

(http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal4.pdf)

Annex 5 Description of metadata for flood hazard maps and flood risk maps (http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal5.pdf)

Annex no 6 Description of cartographic visualisation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps

(http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal6.pdf)

Annex 7 List of valid studies of protection against flood

(http://www.kzgw.gov.pl/files/mzp-mrp/zal7.pdf)