Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Flooding-of-River-Oder-in-Germany-27MZIFI15VH9.htmlConceptually similarFlooding of River Oder in GermanyGP02UIWCompleted★★★★Flooding of River Oder in GermanyGP02UIUCompleted★★★★Flooding of River Oder in GermanyGP02UIBCompleted★★★★Flooding in Traunstein GermanyGP02MY8Completed★★★★Flooding in Traunstein GermanyGP02MYUCompleted★★★★Flooding in Passau in GermanyGP02MY2Completed★★★★Flooding in Traunstein GermanyGP02MY6Completed★★★★Flooding in Bavaria GermanyGP03036Completed★★★★Flooding in Bavaria GermanyGP0303XCompleted★★★★View AllGP02UIVFlooding of River Oder in GermanyFlooding of the river Oder. Emergency dam at the town of Brislow.In original language:Ueberflutete OderZwei Maenner sitzen auf einem Sandsack-Damm im ueberfluteten Dorf Brislow.Locations:Brislow-Europe-Germany-Oder riverDate:27 Jul, 1997Credit:© Paul Langrock / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2628px X 1722pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Dams-Day-Disasters-Floods-Houses-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Natural disasters-Outdoors-Rivers-Sand-Two peopleShoot:Flooding of River Oder in GermanyIn July 1997 heavy rain over eastern Europe led to a high water-level at the Oder River. What began as a story with local interest only turned out to be of nationwide, and finally international, interest when the dangerous pressure on the dikes of Brandenburg and Poland lasted for days and weeks. Sixty-eight thousand inhabitants prepared to leave their homes; 6,483 inhabitants actually had to. On July 27th, the dike broke and the area flooded by the water of the Oder created a lake of 56.5 square kilometres. In villages near the dike about 200 houses were damaged by the flood - thus about 400 people faced the burden of having to repair their homes.