India: Mapping cropland damages from flooding in Samastipur & Vaishali (Bihar) using THEOS1 satellite images (28 August 2016)


THEOS satellite image from 28 August 2016 (IST 04:51 pm) shows large-scale flooding in Bihar. Severly affected districts include Bhojpur, Nalanda, Patna, Saran, Samastipur and Vaishali.

The estimated cropland damage for both the districts covered by the image are 70,000 ha.
The closer view of swollen Ganges along Vaishali and Samastipur clearly shows large scale crop damages from persisting water levels for the past one week. Submergence of road and several villages can be clearly noticed in the flood image.