1994 EXTREME FLOODS IN GREECE
M. Mimikou and D. Koustoyannis
Dept. of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering
Faculty of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens,
Several regions in Greece suffer from frequent and hazardous extreme flash floods. In this paper the basic characteristics of the extreme floods occurred in October 1994, which caused severe damages and loss of lives in Athens greater area and in the Thessaly floodplain are presented. In addition, reference is made to possibilities of applying recent research results for mitigating flood impacts in the area.