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Short Term Assessment And Mitigation Of Flood Risks At River Basin Level

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RM150061

Volume

197

Pages

10

Page Range

61 - 70

Published

2015

Size

2,298 kb

Author(s)

Z. Boukalová, F. Čejka, V. Beneš

Abstract

This paper deals with an innovation in the area of embankment safety monitoring systems, namely the use of optical fibres and discrete borehole sensors for full-time monitoring of seepages based on the measurement of temperature, potentially including stress changes in the body of the embankment as well. The paper describes the investigation using the Geophysical Monitoring System (GMS) undertaken by the VODNI ZDROJE Company under the EUREKA project STAMFOR in 2014 followed by the presentation of the strategy of pilot sensors application on various sites in the Czech Republic and abroad planned to be carried out in 2015.

Keywords

Geophysical Monitoring System (GMS), flood risk assessment, linear terrestrial dikes, levee breach, geotechnical conditions of the embankments, sensors, database, fibre optic