Floods in Var, South Easthern France, January 2014 – Involvement of local and national actors in an experience feedback
1 DIRMED/Roadside Ingeenering Service de Marseille – 16 rue Bernard du Bois, 13001 Marseille
2 Cerema Direction territoriale Méditerranée – CS 70499 – 13593 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 3
The feedback of January 2014 floods in Var is the object of a 3 parts report. The one at stake is dedicated to the event characterization. This work requires that State services, public administrative establishments, local and regional authorities and the main technical actors of the territory work together. The nature, intensity and return period of phenomena are defined and compared with past studies or past events. On the Argens river, January 2014 flood is not the reference event, the peak-discharge is lower than those observed during the 2010 and 2011 major events which were considered for the PPRI elaboration. For Gapeau and other coastal rivers, January 2014 event gets closer or exceeds the flows estimated for the PPRI reference event. In the end, recommendations for the capitalization of feedback elements for potential future floods are given.
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