Hydrological forecasting in Piedmont

A regional system for real-time forecasting

The entire course of the river Po in Piedmont has heterogeneous characteristics. The presence of both rivers (Po and Ticino) at their confluence are characterised by short concentration times and fluvial dynamics. The hydrological response is influenced by rain events, snow melt processes, reservoir and lake operational rules, exchanges with groundwater and the presence of other water intakes. The result: extreme hydrological events in the river basin. We developed a hydrological forecasting system in order to facilitate better management of the water of the river at the confluence.