Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Flood in Central and Eastern Latvia (2018-02-02)


Activation time (UTC): 2018-02-02 19:35:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-01-23 07:00:00 Event type: Flood (Ice jam flood)

Activation reason:
Ice jam formations along Daungava and Lielupe rivers have started to increase water level since late January 2018. Today the rapid snowmelt due to high temperatures (0 - +4°) and rainfalls are dramatically increasing water levels and volume: these conditions can lead to potential floodings and ice jam movements, especially within the Lielupe catchment due to it's phisiography.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Flood in Central and Eastern Latvia (2018-02-02). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-02-02
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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56.6959041199° N, 26.0755135784° E, 56.3949013009° S, 23.6526747679° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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