Regional Research of Russia

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 32–39 | Cite as

Flooding of July 6–7, 2012, in the town of Krymsk

  • V. M. Kotlyakov
  • L. V. Desinov
  • S. V. Dolgov
  • N. I. Koronkevich
  • E. A. Likhacheva
  • A. N. Makkaveev
  • A. A. Medvedev
  • V. A. Rudakov
Regional Development

Abstract

The paper analyzes the features of the flooding in the town of Krymsk (Krasnodar krai) that led to a large number of victims. Along with the main cause of the disaster, extreme rainfall, a considerable role was played by mudflows and slides sporadically blocking the river beds, as well as anthropogenic factors, including the built-up of the low floodplain of the Adagum River, insufficient throughput capacity of bridge spans for the unhampered passage of flood waters, and littered beds.

Keywords

flash flood flooding mudflows and landslides catchment basin natural and anthropogenic factors Krasnodar krai 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Kotlyakov
    • 1
  • L. V. Desinov
    • 1
  • S. V. Dolgov
    • 1
  • N. I. Koronkevich
    • 1
  • E. A. Likhacheva
    • 1
  • A. N. Makkaveev
    • 1
  • A. A. Medvedev
    • 1
  • V. A. Rudakov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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