Published on 19 January 2023
Latvia is at risk of being affected by the worst flooding episode since 1981 due to an ice jam in the Daugava River. The ice jam is affecting the normal flow of the river, causing the water level to rise and threatening to flood large areas in central Latvia.
The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) has been activated (EMSR644) to map the extent of the ice that is obstructing the flow of the river.
This image is a data visualisation of the CEMS product released on 18 January and highlights in blue the 803,4 ha area near the city of Jekabpils, in which the river is frozen.
Further information on the CEMS activation is available here.
Copernicus. (2023b, January 19). Severe winter floods are ongoing in Latvia. Image of the Day. https://www.copernicus.eu/en/media/image-day-gallery/severe-winter-flood...