FLOODS AND DROUGHT - HYDROCLIMATIC RISKS IN SUHA RIVER BASIN
TĪRNOVAN ALINA, ROMANESCU GH., COJOC MARIA GIANINA
ABSTRACT. Floods and drought-hydroclimatic risks in Suha basin. Suha is a right tributary of Moldova River, and presents a typical discharge for the geographical unit of Obcinele Bucovinei. Data used in the paper have been taken from Siret Basin Water Administration, Bacău, and represent a time sequence of 40 years. The most significant floods occurred in 1975, 1981, 1984, 1991, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The most obvious droughts occurred in 1969, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1987 and 2001. It was observed that the evolution of hydrological risk phenomena is closely linked to climatic changes. Increasing population and the need to extend the building design must take into account the extreme values of river flow over time, water resources also being important. Because extreme events occur more often, considering preventive plans against floods is needed. For this reason are analyzed the temperatures, rainfalls and discharge rates.
Keywords: flood, drought, river catchment, hydroclimatic risk