Flood hazards map for the High Rhine river: Hydraulic investigation

Project overview

As a basis for preparing the flood hazards map, in a cross-country approach covering different requirements, the 145 km long river course of the High Rhine between Lake Constance and Basel was hydraulically investigated, the floodplains were calculated and these were then presented on maps.

Our services

Analysis of events, preparation of scenarios, 1D and 2D hydraulic flooding modelling, GIS data preparation, preparation of the map and grid information for the intensity and hazard maps, cross-country communication.

Expertise involved

Hydraulic engineering

Client

Freiburg Regional Council, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany); Federal Office for the Environment (Switzerland), Canton of Schaffhausen (Switzerland); Küssaberg local authority (Germany)