India: Flood Waters in Bihar State (as of 31 Aug 2008)


This map illustrates satellite detected flood waters for Bihar State following an embankment breach on the Koshi River in Nepal on 18 August 2008. Flood water detection was made using a time series of ENVISAT-ASAR (IMM) radar data recorded on 22 June, 27 July & 31 August 2008. Estimated flood water area has been estimated for admin level 3 units in km2. This flood detection is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Map Scale for A3: 1:450,000; Projection : UTM, Zone 45 North; Datum : WGS 1984