Product ID: 3307 - English
Published: 14 Jun, 2021
GLIDE: FL20210520GUY


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This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters along the Rupununi river in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana as observed from Sentinel-1 image acquired on 12 June 2021 at 09:45 UTC. Within the analyzed area of about 6,500 km2, a total of about 235 km2 of lands were observed as flooded and the road about 26 km are potentially affected by the floods.
This is a preliminary analysis that has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
Important note: Flood analysis from radar images may underestimate the presence of standing waters in built-up areas and densely vegetated areas due to backscattering properties of the radar signal.
Satellite Data: Sentinel-1
Imagery Dates: 12 June 2021, 09:45:02 UTC
Resolution: 10 m
Copyright: Contain modified Copernicus Sentinel Data [2021]
Source : ESA
Administrative boundaries: Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, HDX
Population data: WorldPop [2020]
Reference Water: JRC
Populated place: OpenStreetMap
Road data: OpenStreetMap
Waterways: OpenStreetMap
Background: ALOS Global DSM, ESRI World Imagery
Analysis: UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT