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Floods in southern Africa

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Date of Charter Activation:
10/01/2008 17:44 UTC
Charter Requestor:
USGS
Project Management:

Description of the event

Heavy flooding affected a number of southern Africa countries including Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Media provisionally reported that almost 7,000 households have reached resettlement centres and more than 30,000 hectares of crops have been lost.  

Flooded Areas of Zambia, 14/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 14/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zambia, areas around Maala.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, southeastern areas.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Mozambique, 15/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 15/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Mozambique, central areas.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zambia, 14/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 14/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zambia, areas around Kafue.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zambia, 14/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 14/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zambia, areas around Choma.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zambia, 14/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 14/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zambia, areas around Chitongo.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flood Waters over Southern Provinces of Zambia, 10/01/2008

Source: Envisat ASAR WSM, 150m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 10/01/2008 and 25/01/2007 Satellite-detected flood waters over southern Zambia (in red). Flood water analysis using multi-temporal ASAR scenes from 10/01/2008 and 25/01/2007. Preliminary analysis not yet validated in the field.

Copyright: ESA 2008, 2007 Image processing, map created 25/01/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, areas around Tonganda.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, areas around Nandi.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, areas around Masvingo.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, areas around Makado.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, areas around Gweru.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zimbabwe, 18/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zimbabwe, areas around Chikombedzi.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zambia, 14/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 14/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zambia, southern areas.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).

Flooded Areas of Zambia, 14/01/2008

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 14/01/2008 Satellite-detected flooded areas over Zambia, areas around Magove.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).