Australia Surface Water Record

Flood Version. Move to Drought Version

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Dark Blue is the most recent water imaged and mapped (date provided in legend).

Light Blue is a reference surface water (date provided in legend).

Medium (younger) and light (older) reds are previously mapped flooding, by year.

Click on the white dots for experimental River Watch satellite-based estimated river discharge, 2002-present.

Rapid Response Inundation Maps for Australia

Powerpoint record of this display, 2001-Present

GIS data for this display are located at: See for geographic location of the MODIS 250 m 721 image subsets used to create the surface water extent files. The GISdata directory is organized to match these subsets. MODIS data are from NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response. See this link for brief technical description of our water mapping procedure.