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Flood in Australia

Monday, 26 September 2016

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Australia
Date of Charter Activation:
26 September 2016
Time of Charter Activation:
09:11:56
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
Geoscience Australia
Project Management:
Geoscience Australia

Description of the event

Heavy rain throughout the month of September has caused flash flooding along the Lachlan River in Australia.

The floods are affecting two towns in New South Wales, Forbes and Condobolin, and residents have been advised to evacuate. A thousand people have already been evacuated from Forbes and at Condobolin barricades are being erected in an attempt to reduce the impact of the oncoming flood waters.

The flooding at Forbes is reportedly the worst the area has experienced in over twenty years and the situation is expected to worsen over the next week as more rain is forecast. Over 100 buildings have been inundated so far.

The disaster is taking a toll on farming communities in the area, as crops are inundated by the floods. The harvest normally takes place in November, but it is not yet known what the full extent of the damage to the crops are. Thousands of cattle have been evacuated to safer areas until the water levels recede.

Flooding along the Lachlan River near Forbes, New South Wales

Source: VRSS-1
Acquired: 02/10/2016

Copyright: ABAE (2016) - All rights reserved
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding at Condobolin, New South Wales

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 30/09/2016

Copyright: DLR e. V. 2016, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding at Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales

Source: Resurs-P
Acquired: 28/09/2016

Copyright: ROSCOSMOS (2016) - All rights reserved
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding along the Lachlan River near Forbes, New South Wales

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 28/09/2016

Copyright: Planet (2016)
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding in Condobolin, New South Wales

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 28/10/2016

Copyright: Airbus Defence and Space, trading as DMCii. All rights reserved.
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding in Forbes, New South Wales

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 29/09/2016

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding in Forbes, New South Wales

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 29/09/2016

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding in Condobolin, New South Wales

Source: KOMPSAT-3
Acquired: 06/10/2016

Copyright: KARI 2016
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding in Forbes, New South Wales

Source: KOMPSAT-3
Acquired: 02/10/2016

Copyright: KARI 2016
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flooding in Forbes, New South Wales

Source: KOMPSAT-2
Acquired: 04/10/2016

Copyright: KARI 2016
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

Flood at Condobolin

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 28/09/2016

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map © European Union

Flood in Forbes

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 21/08/2016
Pleiades: 28/09/2016

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Copernicus Sentinel data 2016
Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map © European Union

Flood at Condobolin

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 28/09/2016

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map © European Union

Flood at Eubalong

Source: Landsat 8 / Pleiades
Acquired: Landsat 8: 15/08/2016 and 23/09/2016
Pleiades: 28/09/2016

Copyright: Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2016) - All rights reserved
Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map © European Union

Flood in Forbes

Source: Sentinel-2A / Pleiades-1B
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 21/08/2016
Pleiades: 28/09/2016

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Copernicus Sentinel data 2016
Pleiades © CNES (2016). Distribution Airbus Defence and Space. All rights reserved.
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

New South Wales Flooding

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 29/09/2016

Copyright: Sentinel-1A © Copernicus Sentinel data 2016
Map produced by Geoscience Australia

New South Wales Flooding

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 27/09/2016

Copyright: RapidEye © (2016) Planet. Labs Germany GmbH. All rights reserved.
Map produced by Geoscience Australia