Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Research article
20 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 20 Nov 2019

Towards an automatic early warning system of flood hazards based on precipitation forecast: the case of the Miño River (NW Spain)

José González-Cao, Orlando García-Feal, Diego Fernández-Nóvoa, José Manuel Domínguez-Alonso, and Moncho Gómez-Gesteira


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Short summary
An early-warning system (EWS) for flood prediction was developed in the upper reach of the Miño River and the city of Lugo (NW Spain). This EWS can provide accurate results in less than 1 h, for a forecast horizon of 3 d, and report an alert situation to decision makers in order to mitigate the consequences of floods. In addition, this EWS can be easily adapted for any area of the world since the required input data and software are freely available.
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