An assessment of hucava mountain stream catchment susceptibility to flooding
A. Majlingová, M. Závacká, D. Klimenthttps://doi.org/10.17221/75/2011-JFSCitation:Majlingová A., Závacká M., Kliment D. (2012): An assessment of hucava mountain stream catchment susceptibility to flooding. J. For. Sci., 58: 553-559.
The paper deals with an assessment of the Hucava mountain stream catchment susceptibility to flooding. The model catchment of the Hucava mountain stream is located in the Polana Protected Landscape Area – Biosphere Reserve, situated in the central part of Slovakia. The assessment of overall susceptibility of the model area to flooding is based on the multi-criteria evaluation of environmental factors, which crucially affect the hydrological cycle. These are represented by the geology, soil types, slope, forest type group, degree of ecological stability, exploitation of non-forest landscape and potential runoff in the model area. The methodology is based on the synthesis and subsequent processing of data in the GIS environment. The result is represented by the specification of categories (degrees of flood risk) to classify the model area to five degrees of overall susceptibility to flood as well as by the creation of maps representing the spatial distribution of different categories in the Hucava catchment.Keywords:
flood; catchment; susceptibility; Hucava; GIS