Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2583–2595, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2583-2019

Special issue: Hydroclimatic extremes and impacts at catchment to regional...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2583–2595, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2583-2019

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 et al.

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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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