LABEL - LABE-ELBE Adaption to flood risk

Pilot action 1


The German State and Czech region members of LABEL created joint maps for Elbe Atlas II for damage assessment along the Elbe. For this, asset values were determined for the entire Elbe catchment. Where water heights of extreme floods of the Elbe were available, damage potential was calculated. These complement the existing maps of the first Elbe-Atlas. Furthermore, potentially hazardous sites were added on the maps and the affected populations in the flood areas displayed. With the addition of risk maps to the existing Elbe Atlas, important requirements of the EU-Flood risk management directives are met. Apart from information for experts, the information of the public on flood protection in the Elbe catchment area will also benefit from the usage of the data from this atlas.


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Background and content of the Elbe Atlas 2012:


Responsible project partner:
PP 5: Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology

Development of the risk atlas Elbe and tributaries based on the ELLA Elbe hazard atlas.


The Elbe Atlas 2012 was published as CD.

Circulation: 5000

June 2012


No responsibility is taken for the correctness of flood areas and flood risk depicted.


This publication is protected by copyright. The publisher reserves all rights, including reprinting of extracts as well as photomechanical reproduction. In addition, any duplication requires the permission of the respective State Surveying Departments.

This publication is issued free of charge and is not intended for sale. It may not be used for the purposes of canvassing. It may also not be used without time reference to a planned election in a manner which could be construed as partisanship on the part of the publisher towards individual political groups.

Basis of information:

Czech Republic:
Map background of the © Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre (ČÚZK)

Geobasic data: © 2012 Saxony State Surveying Department

© GeoBasis-DE / LVermGeo LSA, [2006, A9-6010688-2012]

Utilization and with authorization of the LGB Brandenburg, © GeoBasis-DE/LGB 2012

The spatial base data were provided by the Thuringian State Office for surveying and geoinformation and used in accordance with the existing agreements.