Investigation of potential debris flows above the Koroška Bela settlement, NW Slovenia, from hydro-technical and conceptual design perspectives
ID Bezak, Nejc (Author), ID Sodnik, Jošt (Author), ID Maček, Matej (Author), ID Jurček, Timotej (Author), ID Jež, Jernej (Author), ID Peternel, Tina (Author), ID Mikoš, Matjaž (Author)

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Debris flows are one of the natural disasters that can occur in the alpine environment, cause large economic damage, and endanger human lives. This study presents an overview of recent research done in relation to the debris flow hazard assessment and conceptual mitigation at the Koroška Bela area in Slovenia. This includes fieldwork, lab experiments, modelling, and a conceptual design of hydro-technical measures to reduce the risk. The results indicate that multiple debris flows occurred in the past in the area but a relatively long period of more than 100 years without an extreme event led to urbanization and development of the area. Magnitudes of the most extreme events as the worst-case scenarios were estimated to be in the range between 100,000 and 400,000 m3, using debris flow modelling and geological information from research trenches. Based on the landslide volumes, such events could also potentially occur in the future in extreme conditions. Additionally, torrential floods could mobilize more than 15,000 m3 of material located along the stream network that can be regarded as potentially unstable. The existing check dam system does not have the capacity to capture this material. Thus, a new check dam and three flexible net barriers could help to reduce the risk due to torrential outbursts or debris flows.

Keywords:debris flows, landslide risk mitigation, mathematical modelling, RAMMS, Slovenia
Work type:Scientific work
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FGG - Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Author Accepted Manuscript
Submitted for review:19.03.2021
Article acceptance date:24.09.2021
Publication date:04.10.2021
Number of pages:[16] str.
Numbering:Letn. XX, št. okt.
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-131865 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:1612-510X
DOI:10.1007/s10346-021-01774-7 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:79100163 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:05.10.2021
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Keywords:drobirski tok, plazovi, matematično modeliranje, RAMMS, Slovenija


Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P2-0180
Name:Vodarstvo in geotehnika

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:Z1-2638
Name:Napovedovanje dinamike globokih plazov z uporabo fizikalnega modeliranja in metod usmerjenih podatkov

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