DFO 2003-274

Flooding: 11/17/03 - 11/21/03

Northeastern Morocco - Nador and Al Hoceima regions

Detailed Locations:
Northeastern Nador region, Beni Bufrah region. Rift valley province of Al Hoceima


Torrential storms dump 100m rain in 12 hours causing flash flooding. "Artificial lakes at the Mohammed V and Machraa Hammadi dams reached maximum capacity of 331 million cubic meters and 180 million cubic meters respectively"
MODIS observation of a sediment plume (from flood runoff) off the coast of Saidia, east of Nador on November 21.

Dead: 13 Displaced: no data Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 21,190 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 2.3 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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