I.A.CO has signed a Contract with the Water Development Department for the elaboration of a hydrological and hydraulic study for proposing flood protection measures/works in the riparian zone of the Xeros river valley. The study area concerns the segment of the River which is extended from “Foinikas”, just upstream Asprokremos Dam, up to the area named “Rotsos ton Laoudion” covering a total length of 15km.
A flood risk assessment for peak flows at a return period of 1 in 25, 1 in 50 and 1 in 100 years will be performed for the generation of the relevant flood maps. Based on the results of the flood assessment, the appropriate flood protection measures will be proposed for the protection of the adjacent properties that are affected from river flooding. One of the main criteria of the measures to be proposed is that the study area falls within the NATURA 2000 network.