Rising Flood Waters near Sukkur Barrage, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:20:19 GMT
 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1477 - English
Published: 11 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 28.127 x 68.694
BottomRight: 27.548 x 69.184

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This map presents the standing flood waters over both the upstream and downstream sections of the Indus River near the Sukkur Barrage, Sindh Province, Pakistan as of 10 August 2010. This analysis is based on post-disaster satellite imagery collected by Radarsat-2 on 10 August 2010, and Modis sensors on 8-10 August 2010. There are strong indications that flood water levels have dramatically risen along the upstream sections of the Indus River north of the Sukkur Barrage, Sindh Province. Between 8 and 10 August, flood waters in certain locations spread outwards of 15km onto previously unaffected land, mostly along the western bank. The flood waters are also rising immediately downstream of the Sukkur Barrage, which appears wholly intact. There are likely hundreds of small settlements and multiple villages/towns which are completely submerged under the flood waters along a 50km stretch of the Indus River upstream of the Sukkur Barrage. Please note that detected water bodies likely reflect an underestimation of all flood-affected areas within the map extent. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT. Map scale for A3: 1: 240,000; Projection : UTM Zone 42N; Datum : WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data (1) : RADARSAT-2
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 5 August 2010
Copyright : Radarsat 2 © MDA 2010
Source : Canadian Space Agency
Crisis Satellite Data (2) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 31 July - 1 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Elevation Data : Aster GDEM
Source : METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT