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Flood in Assam State, India

Friday, 29 June 2012

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Assam State, India
Date of Charter Activation:
29 June 2012
Charter Requestor:
ISRO
Project Management:
NRSC, ISRO

Description of the event

Floods, caused by heavy rains over the last two weeks, have taken a toll of 27 human lives in Assam State, India and affected almost one million.

The population in 2084 villages in 22 districts have been affected by floods this year. 173 relief camps have been set up so far to provide shelter for those affected. 

The Brahmaputra river was reported, on 28th June, as flowing above the danger mark in all its gauge stations at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, according to the evening flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission.

The districts affected by the current wave of flood include Barpeta, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Golaghat, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivsagar, Nagaon, Morigaon, Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Nalbari, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Goalpara, Cachar, Kamrup and Karimganj, said the official flood bulletin.

Poster featuring different views of the flooding in Assam, India.

Source: RADARSAT-2
TerraSAR-X
GeoEye
QuickBird
WorldView
DMC
Landsat
ALOS - AVNIR
IRS
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 29/06/2012 and 30/06/2012
TerraSAR-X:03/07/2012
GeoEye: 05/07/2012
QuickBird: 29/06/2012
IRS: 09/01/2012, February 2012, 29/06/2012

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TerraSAR-X: DLR - Distribution: Astrium
GeoEye
DMCii
Landsat: USGS
ALOS - AVNIR: JAXA
IRS: ISRO
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