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Revista Ciencias Técnicas Agropecuarias

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PEROZO YNESTROZA, Miguel Ángel  and  MARRERO DE LEON, Norberto V. Estimated of risk flood in urbanisms and agricultural zones in the Coro river´s floodplain, Falcón State, Venezuela. Rev Cie Téc Agr [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp.05-11. ISSN 2071-0054.

The Coro river´s floodplain, state of Falcón, Venezuela, has been under an urbanization process during the last 30 years. In addition, in a part of this zone an agricultural project is been developed at the moment. DueIn this period, material damages have been generated by flooding, impacting negatively over the life quality of the communities living in these urbanisms.The urbanization process has increased the vulnerability and consequently the flood risk has also been increased, which is defined as the probability that damages can happen because of this phenomenon. Similarly, the agricultural project must take into account the problem, since it evolves with a high level of vulnerability. This situation forces to take necessary measures to reduce the flood risk. In order to take these measures it is necessary to know the risk from a qualitative and quantitative point of view. In this paper, the probability of damages occurrence in monetary terms was estimated, in the residential infrastructure located on the right border of Coro river´s and in the area of the agricultural project, due to flooding. This estimation represents a contribution to risk managers in this zone, because it also contributes to optimize the process of decision making.  

Keywords : vulnerability; urbanization; managers; damages.

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