Minimize Flooding at Goya, Argentina

This map was produced using imagery from TerraSAR-X, acquired 19 June 2014, and shows flooding along the Paraná River at the city of Goya in Corrientes, Argentina.

Parts of South America experienced flooding following days of heavy rain from 07 to 11 June 2014. Among those countries was Argentina, where thousands of people were forced to evacuate in the northern portion of the country.

The rainfall caused flooding along the Paraná River, which extends through both Argentina and Brazil. This caused problems for cities and towns along the river, such as the city featured in this map, Goya. The radar image makes it possible to easily determine the difference between water and land, which is useful for flood monitoring efforts.

The map was produced for the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, which was activated to provide imagery for the floods in Argentina on 12 June.

View the full resolution map, and other Charter maps for this disaster.

Credit: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH - Map produced by CAEARTE/CONAE ML

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