History of floods on the River Vistula

  title={History of floods on the River Vistula},
  author={Jerzy Cyberski and Marek Grzes and Małgorzata Gutry-Korycka and Elżbieta Nachlik and Zbigniew W Kundzewicz},
  journal={Hydrological Sciences Journal},
  pages={799 - 817}
Abstract The history of floods on the River Vistula in Poland, covering the period from AD 988 to the present is reviewed. General information is given on the River Vistula, its basin and its floods, for the Upper, Middle, Lower Vistula and the Vistula Delta. Information on floods in the pre-instrumental period is derived from documentary sources. It is only since the re-establishment of Polish independence in 1945 that instrumental data make it possible to analyse floods on relatively… Expand
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