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Flooding in Nigeria

Thursday, 09 September 2010

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Description of the event

The flooding in Sokoto state, Nigeria is a result of the Goronyo dam failing after heavy rainfall, washing away settlements and farmlands in nine local council areas; Binji, Gudu, Lllela, Silame, Tangaza, Kware, Gwadabawa, Gada and Goronyo.

This flood has extended to Kebbi State which shares a common border with Sokoto; affecting Local Government Areas Augie, Argungu, Birnin Kebbi, Kalgo and Bunza.

Flooded areas in parts of Sokoto State

Source: Radarsat-2, Landsat ETM
Acquired: 19/09/2010

Copyright: Map produced by RECTAS - Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys