PROPOSAL FOR HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSCOVA BASIN, ROMANIA,
IN ORDER TO MITIGATE FLOODS AS WELL AS WATER AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES TO THE AFFERENT AREA
SIMA A., LAR A.
ABSTRACT. Proposal for hydropower development of the Ruscova basin, Romania, in order to mitigate floods as well as water and electricity supplies to the afferent area. Ruscova River basin, part of the Vișeu River basin, in Northern Romania was over the years, the most affected basin by floods. Regionally speaking the frequently losses of the floods pushed this important area, in the deficient zone. The hydropower potential of the basin, already discussed in the specialised literature, grants a motivational starting point for the topic that was approached in this paper: the hydropower development of the basin. Beside the main purpose, that of the mitigation of the floods, in the Ruscova River basin may also be brought into discussion a precise plan of water and electricity supply systems of the afferent and neighbouring area. All these plans could be materialized taking into account the necessities and the conditions imposed by the localities´ existence in our research area: Poienile de sub Munte, Repedea, Ruscova.
Keywords: flood, infrastructure, drinkable water, reservoir, hydropower.