THE FLOOD POTENTIAL AND MEASURES FOR FLOOD RISK MITIGATION IN TECUCI CITY
ZAHARIA LILIANA, IOANA-TOROIMAC GABRIELA, COSTACHE R., CRĂCIUN E.
ABSTRACT. – The flood potential and measures for flood risk mitigation in Tecuci City. In the last half century, Tecuci City was hit several times by damaging floods, as it happened in 1972, 1973, 2003, 2004 and especially in 2007. These events led to the implementation of measures for flood risk mitigation. This paper highlights the flood potential in Tecuci City and reveals the measures that were or should be taken in order to mitigate the flood risk in this city. It is based on statistical analysis of hydrological data recorded on Bârlad, Rateş and Tecucel rivers and of data obtained by field investigations. While in the 1970s – 1980s the flood risk mitigation measures were mainly of structural type (Bârlad River’s embankment and channelization, Rateş channel achievement), after 2007, a greater attention was payed to managing Tecucel River and to non-structural measures.
Keywords: flood, structural and nonstructural measures, flood risk mitigation, Tecuci City.