Active Archive of Large Floods, 1985-Present

World Atlas of Flooded Lands

Surface Water Watch

Other Flood Detection Tools

Sample Images and Maps






Extreme Floods

The Active Archive of Large Flood Events provides data about the location, cause and other statistical information about extreme floods. The Dartmouth Flood Observatory has compiled this information dating back to 1985 and it is available for download from the main Archives page.

View examples of the data products available in this area, a short description of each product follows below.

Global Register of Extreme Flood Events

This product is a table detailing information about extreme flood events that occurred during a given year.

Global Map of Affected Areas

This product is derived from the Global Register of Extreme Flood Events. Polygons are drawn to reflect the extent of the geographic regions affected by flooding.








Direct Questions to:
Bob Brakenridge
Elaine Anderson



This work is partially supported by grants and contracts from NASA's Science Mission Directorate to Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755 USA (G. R. Brakenridge, Principal Investigator).

The following example shows how to cite the use of information from this site in a publication. List the principal investigators, year of data you used, map or data title or description, city and and country, institution, "digital media", and web page accessed.

Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., Caquard, S., 2003, Flood Inundation Map DFO 2003-282, Dartmouth Flood Observatory, Hanover, USA, digital media, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~floods/2003282.html.


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