DFO 2003-290

Flooding: 12/10/03 - ongoing (as of 1/12/04)

Indonesia - Sumatra and Sulawesi

Detailed Locations:
Sumatra -
Jambi Province - districts of Jambi, Muaro Jambi, Batanghari and Sarolangan. Muara Tembesi.
Riau Province - Indragiri Hulu
South Sumatra - Musi Banyuasin
South Sulawesi Province - Majene district. Wajo, Soppeng and Sidrap regencies.
North Sulawesi - Manado area

Jambi Province - Batanghari River
Sulawesi - Tondano River, Lake Tempe

Biggest floods in Jambi since 1955. Batanghari River overflowed. "floods have destroyed about 40,000 units of houses dwelt in by 357,000 people, swept away 114 houses of worship and inundated 48 kilometers of national roads, along with 72 kilometers of provincial roads.... floods also submerged 39,268 hectares of plantations and 36,023 hectares of agricultur land"
11,000 houses inundated in Riau.
Floods and landslides in Majene, Sulawesi. South Sulawesi "Thousands of hectares of paddy fields and cacao plantations were damaged, while hundreds of livestock were washed away"
MODIS observation of flooding in Sulawesi Selatan around Singkang on December 29 and January 1, 5, 10, 12 in areas that were dry on December 13..

Dead: 34 Displaced: 350,000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 79,400 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 19.9 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:
NASA SRTM topography of the Tondano River region with overlay of water on January 5, 2004 in blue. Stage was measured at three cross-sections, illustrated in white, and the three plots on the right show the measured stage (pink line) and the topography of the valley and floodplain.


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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