Flooding in Bolivia

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Type of Event Floods
Location of Event Bolivia
Date of Charter Activation 25/01/2008 13:10 UTC
Charter Requestor UNOOSA for UN-HABITAT
Project Management INA Argentina

Description of the Event

Heavy rains are causing serious damages in communities living in bordering areas of the main rivers in lowlands and valleys, namely Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Potosí. According to weather forecasts by the National Meteorological Service (SENAMHI) rains will continue until March. So far, 27 deaths and 4 missing persons were reported.  

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flood Map 11/02/2008, General View

Source: ENVISAT , 75m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 11/02/2008 Overview flood map to 11/02/2008 of Yacuma, Moxos, Beni, Marban and Chapare provinces, Rio Mamore floodplains. Envisat image: surface water classification.

Copyright ESA 2008 Image processing, map created 18/02/2008 by INA.

 

Change detection, ALOS radar image

Source: ALOS Palsar, 6.5m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 06/02/2007; 09/02/2008 Change detection, floodplains of the Mamoré, Yacuma and Rapulo rivers, from two ALOS Palsar radar images acquired 06/02/2007 and 09/02/2008.

Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 14/02/2008 by INA.

 

Composition image: water classification over first principal component. Moxos province. Apere and Matos rivers floodplains

Source: ALOS Palsar , 6.5m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 06/02/2007; 09/02/2008 Change detection, floodplains of the Mamor�, Yacuma and Rapulo rivers, from two ALOS Palsar radar images acquired 06/02/2007 and 09/02/2008.

Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 14/02/2008 by INA.

 

Flooding in the urban area of Trinidad, TerraSAR/Radarsat radar images

Source: TerraSAR-X; Radarsat , resolución 1 m SpotLight (X-Band)

Acquired: 14/02/2008 (TerraSAR); 08/02/2008 and 05/04/2001 (Radarsat-1) Satellite-detected flood waters over the affected urban extent of Trinidad, capital of Beni. Flood water analysis was conducted with a single TerraSAR-X radar scene of 14/02/2008. Additionally, RADARSAT-1 satellite data recorded of 08/02/2008 and 05/04/2001 was also used. Preliminary analysis not yet been validated in the field. UNOSAT added value contributions are in the context of a joint effort with INA project management.

Copyright DLR/Infoterra GmbH 2008; CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 16/02/2008 by UNOSAT.

 

Change detection, detail of urban area, ALOS radar image

Source: ALOS Palsar, 6.5m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 06/02/2007; 09/02/2008 Change detection, detail of urban area, floodplains of the Mamoré, Yacuma and Rapulo rivers, from two ALOS Palsar radar images acquired 06/02/2007 and 09/02/2008.

Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 14/02/2008 by INA.

 

Change detection, RADARSAT radar image

Source: Radarsat-1, 12,5m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 08/02/2008; 05/04/2001 Change detection analysis, floodplains of the Mamoré and Tijamuchi Rivers.

Copyright CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 12/02/2008 by INA.

 

Change detection, ASAR radar image

Source: Envisat, 150m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 12/12/2005; 03/02/2008 Satellite-detected flood waters over Beni and Santa Cruz departments. Flood water analysis was conducted by change detection with ENVISAT-ASAR (WSM) radar scenes (150m) recorded on 12/12/2005 and 03/02/2008. Preliminary analysis not yet validated in the field. UNOSAT added value contributions are in the context of a joint effort with INA project management.

Copyright ESA 2008 Image processing, map created 06/02/2008 by UNOSAT.

 

Landsat-5 mosaic

Source: Landsat-5 TM mosaic, 25m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 19/02/2008 Mamor� River floodplain. Departments of Moxos, Cercado Beni, Marban, Guarayos, Chapare and Ichilo. Tijamuche, Ibare, Secure, Grande, Yapacani, Isiboro and Useuta rivers. Landsat-5 TM mosaic, Composition: R:b4,G:b5;B:b3. Subset of Mosaic from Path: 232, Row: 070 and 071.

Copyright USGS, CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 27/02/2008 by INA.

 

Landsat-5 TM Colour Composite

Source: Landsat-5 TM , 25m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 10/02/2008 Colour composite, R:b4,G:b5;B:b3, path 231, row 072, Landsat TM of flooded areas in the province of Yacuma, departments of General Jos� Ballivian, Yacuma and Moxos; R�o Mamor� river basin, Yacuma, Rapulo and Cuberene rivers. Credit: Credit USGS

Copyright CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 26/02/2008 by INA.

 

Bolivia Flooding, Envisat image

Source: Envisat, 75m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 03/02/2008 Envisat ASAR image showing flooded areas in the provinces of Yacuma, Mamoré, Moxos, Cercado, Beni, Marban.

Copyright ESA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/02/2008 by INA.

 

Surface water classification, radar image

Source: Radarsat-1, 12,5m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 08/02/2008 Surface water classification, floodplains of the Mamoré amd Tijamuchi rivers.

Copyright CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 12/02/2008 by INA.

 

Landsat-5 TM Colour Composite

Source: Landsat-5 TM , 25m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 05/02/2008 Colour composite, R:b4,G:b5;B:b3, Landsat TM of flooded areas in the provinces of Nuflo de Chávez, Chiquitos, Velasco, Andres Ibáñez and Warnes; Grande or Guapay and Zapocoz rivers.

Copyright USGS, CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 26/02/2008 by INA.

 

Landsat-5 TM Colour Composite

Source: Landsat-5 TM , 25m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 10/02/2008 Colour composite, R:b4,G:b5;B:b3 Path:233, Row:069, Landsat TM, of flooded areas in the Rio Mamore Basin, Yacuma Province, Department of Beni, Benicito, Yata, Omi, Yacuno and Rapulo rivers.

Copyright CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 26/02/2008 by INA.

 

Landsat-5 TM Colour Composite

Source: Landsat-5 TM , 25m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 12/02/2008 Colour composite, R:b4,G:b5;B:b3, path 231, row 072, Landsat TM of flooded areas in the departments of Nuflo de Ch�vez, Obispo Santistevan, Warnes and Sara; Grande or Guapay, Ca�ada la Madre and Piray rivers.

Copyright USGS, CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 26/02/2008 by INA.

 

Landsat-5 spectral indices

Source: Landsat-5 TM , 25m/pixel resolution.

Acquired: 05/02/2008 Spectral indices, Landsat TM, of flooded areas in the provinces of Nuflo de Ch�vez, Chiquitos, Velasco, Andres In��ez and Warnes; Grande or Guapay and Zapocoz rivers. Red: soil; green: vegetation; blue: water.

Copyright USGS, CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 26/02/2008 by INA.