Case study of floods provoked by Hurricane Mitch in Lake Managua or Xolotlan, May Dec 1998

This case presents images of Xolotlan before and after Hurricane Mitch. Between May 12 and December 12, 1998, the lake increased in size some 60 km2. Also, the Rio Tipitapa can be seen connected Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua, a rare occurrence in recent history. This analysis presents an historic case that is analogous to that of the current floods in September October 2010, and can help decision makers understand potential impacts of the present event. Data sources include NASA (SRTM), SINIA-MARENA in Nicaragua, and USGS.

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Last Updated July 23, 2019, 15:17 (CDT)
Created July 23, 2019, 15:17 (CDT)
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