Development of a new method for spring flood forecasts progressing

Development of a new method for spring flood forecasts progressing

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2 July 2015

How the spring flood will develop is of interest to both the hydropower industry and for society's planning to manage flooded rivers. Researchers at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, have developed a new method to produce forecasts of spring floods.

Tests on Vindel river (Vindelälven) in northern Sweden have shown that the new method is capable of producing more accurate forecasts of the volume of the spring flood than the methods currently employed.

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