januari 9, 2018

High water levels Dutch rivers

January 9, 2018: Satellite imagery acquired yesterday show the high water levels in the rivers Waal and Maas. Due to rainfall and melting water (upstream in Germany and France) the water levels are relatively high. Below satellite imagery from October 2015 and yesterday show the difference between low and high water levels in these rivers. Several actions have been taken by the Dutch authorities to minimize the damage to local residents and cattle. For example the construction of high-water (bypass) channels and inundating assigned floodplains. This is also visible in below imagery.

Geoserve has access to a large constellation of earth observation satellites. With these satellites the rivers can be monitored on a daily basis. The images and information derived from it can be made available to users in various ways: web ready (as here above), in time series collection or GIS ready.