Dangers and warnings
Current situation and forecast
Disruptions due to maintenance work
In the coming months the technology at all the FOEN hydrometric stations will be completely renewed. During the maintenance work, temporary interruptions and disruptions may occur at the stations concerned. The work will take until autumn 2018.
Guideline: Protection against Mass Movement Hazards
This guideline explains the management of landslides, hillslope debris flows and rockfall processes. These natural hazards are identified and evaluated using state-of-the-art methods. The criteria of probability of occurrence and intensity are determined for the compilation of hazard maps.
Hydrological Yearbook of Switzerland 2016
The “Hydrological Yearbook” is published by the Federal FOEN and gives an overview of the hydrological situation in Switzerland:
Discharge, water level and water quality of the Swiss water bodies. Summary of the publication “Hydrologisches Jahrbuch der Schweiz 2016”
Swiss atlases move into the third dimension
The “Atlas of Switzerland” and the “Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland” are now available in digital format with 3D visualisations. Their development represents a global innovation on the part of Swiss cartography. The new atlases allow users to combine various spatial data sources and visualise them in a clear, accessible way.
Swiss atlases move into the third dimension. Press release, June 20, 2016.
Hydrological Data by SMS
It is possible to receive via SMS the current hydrological data from about 170 FOEN automatic gauging stations on Swiss watercourses and lakes.
Data, indicators and maps on the topic of water
From hydrological monitoring data and evaluation methods to printed maps, the FOEN provides many products on the topic of water.
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