Imaggeo On Monday: Reflections in floodwater

Imaggeo On Monday: Reflections in floodwater

This picture shows several trees and the sky reflecting in floodwater during an event that occured in February 2019 in front of the famous Postojna cave (Slovenia). In Slovenian karst areas, floods are considered as a very common natural phenomenon that can occur several times per year. While most of them are not harmful for local people, the most severe events cause considerable damages and might cut the lowest elevated roads for weeks.

In a context of climate change that foresees an increase of extreme rainfall events around the Mediterranean Sea, an increase of the frequency of extreme floods can be logically expected. Therefore, people living in karst regions will face considerable challenges, and will need to adapt their current habits to deal with floods reaching frequently very high levels.

Description by Cyril Mayaud, after the description on


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