Product ID: 1466 - English
Published: 30 Jul, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000130-MDA
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 45.986 x 28.049
BottomRight: 45.459 x 28.26

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This map illustrates probable standing flood waters along the eastern bank of the Prut River in the Cahul and Vulcanesti Districts of the Republic of Moldova, as well as the western bank of the river in Romania. This flood analysis is based on Formosat-2 satellite imagery recorded on 22 July 2010. Areas of potential / probable flooding within towns and road / bridge obstacles have been identified and marked in the overview and inset focus maps.

Overall the flooding appears to be relatively contained along this southern section of the Prut River, with limited numbers of potentially flooded/flood-affected buildings, primarily in the Republic of Moldova. Transport routes appear to be moderately affected with a number of potential road flooding sites along both sides of the Prut. There is suspected bridge damage along an international border crossing west of the city of Cahul, Moldova. The two international bridges linking Romania with the Moldovan city of Giurgiulesti appear intact and fully operational.

Please note that areas likely flooded with dense vegetation cover have been marked in the map with a lower level of confidence because of limitations in water detection with the satellite imagery. Pre-flood water has been taken from a European dataset derived from multiple sources and may not accurately reflect the current location Prut River channel in some locations in the map. This flood assessment is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Map scale for A3: 1:60,000; Projection: UTM Zone 35N; Datum: WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data: Formosat-2
Resolution: 2 meters
Image Date: 22 July 2010
Source: NSPO
Pre-crisis water data: ESRI (Multiple inputs)
Elevation Data: Aster GDEM
Source: METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data: ESRI, USGS, NGA
Road Data: Open Street Map
Flood Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Projection: UTM Zone 35N
Datum: WGS-84