Floods in Bihar, Sept-Oct, 2019

Bihar witnessed heavy rainfall during last week of September, 2019 causing major flooding problem and damage to life and property in many parts of the state. Rivers like Ganga, Gandak Sone and Punpun were reported to have risen above the danger mark. The present study is carried out with an objective to assess the cumulative flood inundation extent, flood persistence and damage to transport network caused during the recent Sept. and Oct., 2019 floods in Bihar. Flood situation assessment is made using the Sentinel-1 microwave data in conjunction with satellite based precipitation estimates from Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) and river gauge data from Central Water Commission (CWC).

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