Geografie 2006, 111, 260-273

Floodplain and its delimitation

Marek Křížek1, Filip Hartvich2, Tomáš Chuman1, Luděk Šefrna1, Miroslav Šobr1, Tereza Zádorová1

1Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia
2The Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, V Holešovičkách 41, 182 09 Praha 8, Czechia

The article is conceived as an introduction to the study of the floodplain. It deals with the delimitation of the floodplain from geomorphologic, pedologic, hydrologic and geoecologic point of view. It also describes the basic geomorphological forms and natural processes, constituting the floodplain system and participating in its formation.


The presented research was funded by the Research Plan MSM 0021620831 "Geographical Systems and Risk Processes in Context of Global Changes and European Integration" of the Czech Ministry of Education and Research Project VaV-SM/2/57/05 "Long-term changes of river ecosystems in floodplains affected by extreme floods" of the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic which is fully appreciated by the authors.