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Krossá | River engineering
WI_is041_519.jpg Krossá and MarkarfljótThumbnailsSteinholtsdalur | Steinholtsjökull and landslide

This floodplain has been formed by the large amount of melt water from the ice caps of Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Particularly high discharges are measured during jökulhlaups, potentially destructive glacial floods caused by subglacial volcanic eruptions. River engineering serves for reducing the consequences of flood events.

Saturday 31 August 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (800 visits)