Protecting Elblag city from floods
Developing a local monitoring and flood response support system for the municipalities of Elblag
The city of Elblag is located in north-eastern Poland along the Elblag river basin, near the river mouth to the Vistula Lagoon. The city is located in the area with unfavourable hydrological regime and is threatened by floods caused by heavy rainfall and backflow from the Lagoon. To reduce potential losses caused by massive flood events, Elblag city authorities needed to implement a flood forecasting system to enable early warning for the citizens of Elblag. Using MIKE Powered by DHI software, we developed a Local Monitoring and Flood Response Support System (LMFRS) to help them manage flood risks within the city.