Monsoon season in South Asia has become a mixed blessing of late as heavy rains are needed for crop production, but also trigger floods and landslides that often negate the gains made through agriculture. August 2017 proved to be an especially challenging month as rain, floods, and landslides incited considerable havoc in many South Asian communities.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) organized a day-long consultation and user engagement workshop on collaborative development of agricultural drought monitoring services in Bangladesh on 17 August 2017. The event took place at the BARC campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The flood has receded but impact is still visible all over the places. Most of the damages are evident along the streams. Pre-image (inset) reveals some of the settlements were on flood prone low lying terraces. The impact as seen in the image are damage to houses and cultivation field. The are no evidence of case of large water logging in this scene.
This map presents water bodies mapped using SAR image of three different dates: pre-, during-, and post-event phases.
The statistics of area of water bodies indicate receding flooding situation. This fact is also visually discernable. The area of the water bodies is clearly highest on 11 August during the flooding.
The flooding is receeding by days but water logged areas are areas of concern from the point of disease outbreak