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Hungarian-Austrian Flood Alert System Completed for River Rába

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.02.

A flood alert and forecast system has been prepared by Hungarian and Austrian experts for the River Rába, the western Transdanubian water management authority said on Tuesday.

The project launched in 2016 has received funding from the European Union’s INTERREG scheme, the statement said. The total budget of the project was 1.9 million euros and it involved an upgrade to the existing alert system, including the preparation of new hydrodynamics and hydrology models and updating the forecast software, it added.

The current test period will run through June 2020 and the new system will enable more effective preparations and cooperation between disaster management and local municipalities, the statement said.