Published: 2018-08-131


Zbigniew Piepiora , Paweł Stadnicki
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum
Section: Articles


Flash floods occured in the municipality of Olszyna extremely often. Recent had place in the years 2010, 2012, 2013 (twice) and 2016. Flash flood can be defined as the rapid flow of high water caused by prolonged and intense rainfall or other factors such as a dam breakdown. The aim of the article is to determine the causes of flash floods in the area of Olszyna. For this purpose authors carry out an analysis of literature and organizational documentation, field work, surveys and interviews with residents of Olszyna, employees of the City Hall and with the Mayor. The answer to the question posed at the beginning of the article ‘Are floods in the Olszyna municipality anthropogenic in nature?” is negative. Authors falsify the hypothesis: ‘Floods in Olszyna municipality can be anthropogenic in nature’. According to the authors, the rise of floods in Olszyna is closely related to the meteorological factors and geography of the area. Supplementary cause is the activity of people and their negligence.


municipality, Olszyna, flood, flash flood, anthropogenic, conditions, flood protection

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Piepiora, Z., & Stadnicki, P. (2018). ANTROPOGENICZNE UWARUNKOWANIA POWODZI BŁYSKAWICZNYCH W GMINIE MIEJSKO-WIEJSKIEJ OLSZYNA. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum, 17(2), 157–168.

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