Germany Floods Map – Before and After

Below are some satellite images of the floods in Bitterfeld, Dessau, Halle and Magedeburg in Germany. The first images are from before the floods, most of which were taken around a similar time last year (2012). All of the images are courtesy of Rapid Eye.

Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

First image from May 2012, the second from June 5th 2013. Bitterfeld lies west of the River Mulde. The “after” image clearly shows the brown flood waters of the Mulde. The area of water in the centre of Bitterfeld is a nature preserve called Bitterfelder Bergbaurevier.

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Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The first satellite image is from May last year. The second is from June 5th 2013, during the flooding. Dessau lies at the junction of two rivers; the Mulde and Elbe. The river Elbe is the larger of the 2 rivers, which is shown on the photos.

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Halle an der Salle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The before image was taken in May 2012. The after image on June 5th, 2013, during the flooding of the River Saale, a left-bank tributary of the Elbe.

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Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The before image is from July 25, 2012. The after image was take on June 10th, 2013, after the floods had hit the city. Magdeburg lies on the River Elbe. Areas further north and south of the city were also badly flooded.

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