Product ID: 1797 - English
Published: 13 Aug, 2013
GLIDE: FL20130806SDN
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 15.572311 x 32.611759
BottomRight: 15.472734 x 32.462824

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This report provides a rapid assessment of flooded areas visible in an area of Khartoum, Sudan. Satellite imagery acquired on 9 August 2013 and 4 February 2013 by the Pleiades satellite was used for this report. Review of the satellite imagery collected for a portion of the city of Khartoum indicates that little standing water was visible as of 9 August within areas of housing. The White Nile river is clearly at or near peak flow, with a bridge construction project partially submerged (see Figure 1) as well as proximate docks for boats along the river likewise underwater (see Figure 2). In addition, nearby agricultural fields along the White Nile are clearly submerged (see Figure 3). Finally, some indications of flash floods and standing water are visible in residential areas of Khartoum, as seen in Figure 4. Notably, along the White Nile and in other areas it seems that effective flood defences have protected many structures from being completely submerged though flash flooding may have impacted them.
Satellite Data (1): Pleiades
Imagery Dates: 09 Aug. 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
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Satellite Data (2): Pleiades
Imagery Date: 04 Feb. 2013
Copyright: Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image
Source: Astrium