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Floods in France

Abstract : This chapter aims to update a previous national study of the variation of floods in France. It is based on a larger data set (209 stations with at least 40 years of record), with an additional period (2000-2008) and 85 additional stations. Statistical tests applied on at-site and regional scale show a clear difference on annual maximum streamflow between the north, with generalized positive trends (especially North East), and the south, with generalized negative trends (especially in mixed regime mountainous regions of low Pyrenees and Massif Central). A regional approach shows earlier peak dates in the north west (Brittany) and conversely later dates for south east low Alps with mixed regime.
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I. Giuntoli, Benjamin Renard, M. Lang. Floods in France. Changes in Flood risk in Europe, Ed. By Z.K. Kundzewicz, IAHS Special Publication 10, CRC Press, pp.199-211, 2012. ⟨hal-02597050⟩



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