On 4th June 2016 the city of Paris experienced its worst floods in a generation.
This FloodNET dataset shows flood risk intensity for floods in the range 2m - 8.8m above normal levels on the River Seine. The model data were generated in less than 10 minutes, with output online less than 30 minutes of computer time from retrieval of the SRTM tile from the internet archive.
The main map shows flood risk intensity where pink is highest risk and black is lowest risk. This is risk is calculated by using the FloodNET model to determine how frequently each part of the map is flooded for all possible flood levels from 2 m above normal river level up to 8.8 m above normal river levels. This is 0.2m above the record flood level of 8.6m recorded in 1910.
In practice, the map can be interpreted in terms of area inundated by a steady flood wave with a depth equal to some percentage of the maximum flood. Zoom in on the map to inspect the flood map on a street-by-street level.
The map corresponds to the 'mean' flood risk intensity shown in the graph. This plots the amount of land inundated as a function of the flood stage (height of the flood above the base river level).