DFO 2004-130

Flooding: 8/1/04 - 9/9/04

Northwest India and Pakistan - Monsoon Flooding

Detailed Locations:
Northwest India - Uttaranchal state - Udham Singh Nagar district
Gujarat State - Surat, districts: Bharuch, Vadodara, Dahod and Panchamahals
Maharashtra State - Mumbai, Jalgaon
Punjab state -Haryana state -
Rajasthan - Kota and Bhilwara districts.
Pakistan - Pasroor area, Sialkot District

India - Narmada, Mahi, Kailash, Bayal
Punjab - Ghaggar River
Pakistan - Indus tributaries, Tavi,

Worst flooding in Gujarat since 1998.
Narmada dam in Gujarat begins overflowing on August 6 - thousands prepare to evacuate.
August 9 - India releases water into Nullahs Dek and Hasri which floods hundreds of Pakistani villages in Pasroor.
MODIS observations of high levels on the upper and middle Indus river begin on July 12 and continue.
MODIS observation of flooding on Ghaggar river on border of Punjab and Haryana on August 8, 21. Smaller floods observed further downriver on August 14.
MODIS observation of high levels in the Gulf and Rann of Kutch and in Gujarat around Ahmadabad on August 25, September 3, 8.

Dead: 210 Displaced: 100,000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 638,400 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 29.3 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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