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Maps update - part I (2018)

Based on art. 171 paragraph 9 of the Act of 20 July 2017 – Water Law, flood hazard maps and flood risk maps for selected river sections were updated. According to the above article maps can be reviewed and, if necessary, updated more often than once every six years, however, in the case of such updates, it is necessary to repeat it in accordance with the principle expressed in the Flood Directive (every six years).

FHMs and FRMs projects prepared by the State Water Holding Polish Waters have been approved by the Minister responsible for water management.

Updated flood hazard maps and flood risk maps were published (19 September 2018) in the Public Information Bulletin of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation and are available at: http://mapy.isok.gov.pl.

The update applies to selected river sections, where an urgent need to update was identified at the stage of consulting flood risk management plans (PZRP) in 2015, due to, among others, implemented investment projects or significant changes in the terrain. The list of updated river sections is indicated in the report on the update of flood risk and flood hazard maps – part I.

Flood risk and flood hazard maps have been created in accordance with  the 1st planning cycle methodology, described in the Report on the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps (2015). Updated FHMs and FRMs are in accordance with the Regulation of 21 December 2012 on the development of flood  hazard maps and flood risk maps (in force on the day of map publication).

The scope of the update are included in the “Report on the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps – part I (2018)”.

Report on the preparation of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps – part 1

Below, there is a visualisation presenting the scope of the update of flood hazard maps and flood risk maps.

 Wizualizacja zasięgu aktualizacji map zagrożenia powodziowego i map ryzyka powodziowego