La Houille Blanche
Number 2, Avril 2007150e anniversaire des crues de 1856
|Page(s)||44 - 51|
|Published online||15 May 2007|
Les inondations de mai-juin 1856 en France : dommages et conséquences
The 1856 flood in France: damages and consequences
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The may-june 1856 floods have been catastrophic on the Loire and Rhône basins and in a lower measure also on Garonne and Seine Basins. Human losses have been insignificant. On the other hand urban areas, infrastructures and also agriculture have been strongly affected. A general losses board is presented. Concerning prevention, 1856 flood initiated a large public works program to protect fluvial towns (28th mai 1858 law). This event prepared also development of local floods warning system along french rivers.
Key words: 150e anniversaire des crues de 1856
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2007
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