Malova T.I.

The problem of systematizing information about the historical floods of the Neva seems to be extremely urgent today. The construction of predictive models, the feasibility of building new hydraulic structures, planning of engineering, economic, environmental, social and cultural activities are impossible without a comprehensive analysis of information about floods. The official catalogs available to researchers, unfortunately, are not informative enough and are full of distortions. Working with a large array of numerical values characterizing the flood heights of the Neva of different eras, the inconsistency of these values, even within the framework of individual events, the importance of clarifying them in order to preserve all information aspects — all this led to the need to form the Database of floods. The main task of its creation is information support of research related to the restoration of distorted rows (or individual historical floods of the Neva).

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