The History of Floods in Prague

The History of Floods in Prague

Place:
Main Building

Date:
30. 4. 2014 – 19. 10. 2014

The City of Prague Museum will present its collections to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the June 2013 flood, the most recent one in Prague. The increased level of the River Vltava and its tributaries caused a threat to the streets of Prague and its inhabitants every year; some periods were worse than others. Although the residents of Prague were aware of the risks of flooding, the water always brought destruction and suffering. Similar to other parts of Bohemia, Prague was spared from destructive floods in the 20th century. The first great flood hit the country at the beginning of the new millennium, in 2002. Unfortunately, the hope that the most recent flood would not recur any time soon remained unfulfilled…another great flood struck in 2013, this time caused by the overflowing of the banks of small tributaries of large rivers…

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