Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED), mediante visitas de campo y súbitas en zonas rurales, con arrastre de sedimentos”, en Atlas Nacional de Riesgos. Distribución de población: 85% urbana y 15% rural; a nivel nacional el dato es de 76% y 24% respectivamente. Atlas Nacional de Riesgos. Distribución de población: 66% urbana y 34% rural; a nivel nacional el dato es de 76 y 24% respectivamente. Atlas Nacional de Riesgos.

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Environment and Urbanization22 1 In general, they result from an intense hydrological cycle and increased human activities that involve changes in the environment.

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This study quantifies natural hazard by means of daily extreme rainfall figures that are equal or larger than the 95 th percentile of daily precipitation P95 from gridded fields within a rainfall grid with a km spatial resolution. The risk of flood is calculated as the product of the normalized values of the natural hazard P95 by the vulnerability index. In some arid regions of northern Mexico, including the southern Baja California peninsula and northeastern Mexico, P95 is large due to the passage of tropical cyclones even when the annual cumulative rainfall is low.

Changes in land cover are one of the most important drivers of water infiltration, runoff and sediment buildup in rivers, lakes and dams. Runoff, estimated by CN and HG dynamic factor.

It may take some time to reduce vulnerability effectively by means of robust structural measures, atlsa in the mean time, early-warning systems referred to critical risk levels could be useful to reduce the impacts of floods on society. It can be described in terms of physical, social and economical factors. There are more flood reports for central and southern Mexico than for northern Mexico, not only because intense rainfall is more frequent, but also because deforestation is more severe in the former.


The cehapred focus, which tends to explain the occurrence of disasters only in terms of natural hazards such as intense rainfall, is not adequate to explain the increased frequency of hydro-meteorological disasters, at least for the case of Mexico.

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Sediments from deforested areas that are carried into riverbeds reduce streamflow capacity and results in more frequent floods in river meanders. April 17, ; Accepted: Consultado el 15 de junio de de Consultado el 15 de junio de de http: Finally, the compactness index Ci was calculated to describe the shape of the basin round or elongated in order to estimate the amount of rainfall captured in each basin Campos, For instance, the trend in the number of floods should be recorded by the estimates of risk for recent decades.

Conclusions The rapid transformation of the Mexican territory during the twentieth past century has led to significant vegetation losses Mas et al.

This effect may be associated with the trend to a higher incidence of tropical cyclones along the Mexican Pacific coast in recent decades http: The description of the so-called natural disasters has changed in recent decades, from a naturalistic perspective Bullock, ; Schutt, ; Fuchs, Birkmann, and Glade,to one that takes into account the vulnerability component e.

Springer Science and Business Media. The slope of the terrain influences the amount of runoff and flood-prone areas.

A method for estimating volume and rate of runoff in small watersheds. A Global Survey vol.

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It would also be adequate to include the effect of sediments on riverbeds as a vulnerability factor, since it results in a lower streamflow capacity. Floods are more frequent during the summer rainy season, as precipitation extremes are more common during this season of the year when the soil is wet, which riegos it less permeable to rainfall.


This could partially explain the rise in the number of floods. The dynamics of vulnerability is an important element in risk analysis. To this end, however, authorities and society should: Land cover changes in small catchments in Slovakia during and their effects on frequency of flood events. Floods are probably the type of natural disasters with greater social, economic and environmental costs Istomina, Kocharyan, and Lebedeva, ; Messner and Meyer, ; Re, M. Therefore, hazard shows a higher frequency variability vs.

For instance, it is generally towards the end of the rainy season in Mexico when soil moisture reaches a peak and the increased runoff may cause floods. Such changes occurred mainly between and to expand agriculture and cattle ranching Mas et al. Journal of Flood Risk Management2 2 The human cost of poor preparation for disasters. However, vulnerability to rainfall should also include factors such as the edaphic characteristics of soil, antecedent soil moisture condition AMCterrain slope, and watershed compactness, since these also affect flood intensity.

The regions most vulnerable to heavy rainfall are located in northwestern Mexico state of Sinaloathe regions adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico Tabasco, Veracruz and Tamaulipasthe valleys of the central part of the Mexican Highlands, the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, along the coast of Chiapas, and the Colorado river delta.