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Flooding in Uruguay

Tuesday, 08 May 2007

Type of Event:
Flooding
Location of Event:
Uruguay
Date of Charter Activation:
08/05/2007 19:02 UTC
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM Argentina
Project Management:

Description of the event

Severe flooding affected 9 departments of Uruguay, causing the evacuation of 9,000 people. Particularly hard hit was the area around Durazno in the center of the country and the city of Mercedes on the Rio Negro.  

Spot-5/Landsat image, city of Treinta y Tres, flooded areas, 11/05/2007

Source: Spot-5 HRG 1, J, 4 bands, Landsat-7 TM
Acquired: 25/02/2007 (Spot-5) and 09/05/2007 (Landsat) City of Treinta y Tres, Uruguay. Thematic layers (flooded parcels in yellow). Image information extraction by USGS and CNES. Analysis by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Copyright: CNES 2007, USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

City of Durazno, reference image, 07/2006

Source: Landsat-5 TM
Acquired: 22/05/2006 Reference image for Durazno. Information extraction by CONAE.

Copyright: USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Durazno Urban Parcels

Source: IRS and Lansat-5 TM
Acquired: 11/05/2007 (IRS) and 15/07/2006 (Landsat-5) Thematic layers (flooded parcels in blue color). Analysis by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Copyright: NRSA, USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Durazno Urban Flood IRS

Source: IRS and Lansat-5 TM)
Acquired: 11/05/2007 (IRS) and 15/07/2006 (Landsat-5) Thematic layers (flooded parcels in blue color). Analysis by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Copyright: NRSA, USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Uruguay Floods MODIS Overview

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. Yellow: areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 1

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 1 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 2

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 2 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 3

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 3 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 4

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 4 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

Landsat image, city of Treinta y Tres, flooded areas, 11/05/2007

Source: Landsat-7 TM (spectral bands)
Acquired: 09/05/2007 Flood area in blue. Image processing and information extraction by USGS.

Copyright: USGS 2007 Traitement d'image, carte créee le 15/05/2007 par USGS.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 5

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 5 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 6

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 6 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 7

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: d: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 7 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

MODIS, Flood detection, light map for printing, sheet 8

Source: Terra, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 19/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Preliminary analysis. UNOSAT/GDACS light map in grayscale designed for printing, showing areas likely covered with standing flood waters over affected municipalities in southern Uruguay. Sheet 8 of 8.

Copyright: MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT.

City of Mercedes, flooded areas, 09/05/2007

Source: IRS and Landsat-5 TM
Acquired: 11/05/2007 (IRS) and 22/07/2006 (Landsat) City of Mercedes, Uruguay. Thematic layers (flooded parcels in blue). Image processing and information extraction by ISRO.

Copyright: NRSA 2007, USGS 2006 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Uruguay Roads Photo, 05/06/2007

Source: M. Dell'Acqua
Acquired: 06/05/2007 Photograph showing flooded areas. Courtesy M. Dell'Acqua

Uruguay Floods Photo, 05/06/2007

Source: M. Dell'Acqua
Acquired: 06/05/2007 Photograph showing flooded areas. Courtesy M. Dell'Acqua

City of Mercedes, flood-line, 11/05/2007

Source: IRS and Landsat-5 TM
Acquired: 11/05/2007 (IRS) and 22/07/2006 (Landsat) City of Mercedes, Uruguay. Fusion image (flood line in yellow). Image processing and information extraction by CONAE and ISRO space agencies.

Copyright: NRSA 2007, USGS 2006 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

City of Mercedes, flooded areas, IRS Image

Source: IRS, P6 AWIFS Liss3 and Liss4 mono data (four bands)
Acquired: 11/05/2007 City of Mercedes, Uruguay. Flood area in blue color. Image processing and information extraction by ISRO.

Copyright: NRSA 2007 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

City of Mercedes, reference image, 07/2006

Source: Landsat-5 TM
Acquired: 22/07/2006 City of Mercedes, Uruguay. Reference image. Image processing and information extraction by CONAE.

Copyright: USGS 2006 Image processing, map created 15/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Map courtesy SNE Uruguay showing location of flooded cities

Source: Map showing flooded cities
Acquired: Location of the three cities affected by floods: Mercedes, Durazno and Treinta y Tres. SNE Uruguay

Affected areas, day 9

Source: Terra/Aqua, MODIS Rapid Response
Acquired: 28-30/04/2007 and 9-10/05/2007 Cattle and agricultural farms affected by flood. Flood-water detection was made using MODIS Rapid Response imagery (250m) with imagery recorded 28-30 April and 9-10 May 2007 by the Aqua and Terra satellites. Image processing 13/05/2007 by UNOSAT. Map creation, thematic layers analysis by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.

Copyright: Credit MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC 2007 Image processing, map created 13/05/2007 by SIG-DGRNR-MGAP.