Ice-blocked Rivers cause Floods in Altai Krai

Melting snow is filling the rivers in Altai Krai with flood waters above the safe levels. The rivers in the upper Ob basin are overflowing and their discharge is limited by the river Ob that remains frozen downstream.

An image acquired with Sentinel-2A Multispectral Instrument on March 29, 2018 show the extent of floods in Shipunovo district of Altai Krai.

Floods on Charysh River, 29.03.2018

The combination of shortwave infrared and red channels provides for quick visual estimation of the extent of the flood.

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