Floods; providing information to communities

After specified water levels are exceeded, the water management offices inform the district administrative authorities, which in turn pass on the flood warnings to municipalities.


Flood warnings must reach those affected in good time and by short routes. In Bavaria, a special flood information service has been set up for this purpose.

When specified water levels are exceeded at one of a total of 330 reporting gauges (= start of reporting), the flood information service is activated. The water management offices take over the local warning and notification of the district administrative authorities (district offices and independent cities). The district administrative authorities in turn inform the municipalities and, if necessary, initiate public protection measures.


Exceeding defined water levels at surface water gauges

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  • Hochwassernachrichtendienst Bayern (HND)

    Der Hochwassernachrichtendienst in Bayern (HND) bietet auf seiner Website einen Hochwasserlagebericht, tagesaktuelle Daten zu Wasserstand (Pegel), Niederschlag, Schneehöhen und Beschreibung von bedeutenden Hochwasserereignissen.


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