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Ice jam on the Vistula River
10 February 2021
Ice jam on the Vistula River
As a result of persistent frosts, ice phenomena including ice jams have formed on many rivers and water reservoirs, which can cause flooding. Currently, a difficult situation prevails in the section of the Vistula River from the mouth of the Narew River to Płock, where a flood alert has been announced. Ice has also accumulated on Lake Włocławskie and may potentially threaten the dam in Włocławek.
Fire in the Biebrza National Park observed from orbit (new maps added 30 April, 17:00)
30 April 2020
Fire in the Biebrza National Park observed from orbit (new maps added 30 April, 17:00)
Experts from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences used the satellite data to determine the extent of fire in the Biebrza National Park. Observations have shown that the fire area increased eightfold between 20 and 22 April 2020 reaching almost 4200 hectares.
Sewage in Vistula on Sentinel-2 images
04 September 2019
Sewage in Vistula on Sentinel-2 images
On 27th and 28th August 2019 two collectors discharging sewage from left-bank Warsaw to the Czajka sawage treatment plant failed. Therefore, the discharge of wastewater from this part of the city straight to the Vistula River was started using the emergency sewage outlet at Farysa Street, north of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge. The discharge of sewage into the river averages 3 m³ per second. The preliminary, direct cause of the failure is said to be delamination of the collectors.
Water extent maps in south-eastern Poland (new maps added on 27 May)
23 May 2019
Water extent maps in south-eastern Poland (new maps added on 27 May)
Intensive rainfall and storms in the period of 20-22 May 2019 contributed to water level rising and local flooding in southern Poland. Today, the Government Centre for Security (RCB) issued 2nd and 3rd degree flood warning in Śląsk, Małopolska and Podkarpackie provinces. Based on the current Sentinel-1 radar and Sentinel-2 optical images provided by the Copernicus program, the Crisis Information Centre CBK PAN developed water extent maps for the most affected areas. Some of the maps were prepared as a result of activation launched by the Podkarpackie Voivode as part of a permanent agreement between the Podkarpackie Provincial Office and CBK PAN.
Brochures and leaflets about Crisis Information Centre
17 December 2018
Brochures and leaflets about Crisis Information Centre
Below we would like to present brochures and leaflets about Crisis Information Centre.
Situation maps of the Pieniny Dunajec River Gorge
26 July 2018
Situation maps of the Pieniny Dunajec River Gorge
Intensive rainfall in the period of 18-19 July 2018 contributed to water level rising and local flooding in the southern Małopolska region. Indirect effects of precipitation can be observed on Sentinel-2 satellite images.
Situation maps of Vistula Lagoon and Vistula Mouth
07 May 2018
Situation maps of Vistula Lagoon and Vistula Mouth
February and March were characterized by large fluctuations in air temperature ranging from -13 °C to 10 °C. Alternating warming and cooling contributed to the long-term persistence of ice cover in water basins, which can be observed on Sentinel-2 satellite images.
Situation maps of Drużno Lake area
08 February 2017
Situation maps of Drużno Lake area
At the beginning of January 2017 a strong wind from the north led to the so-called retreat in the Gulf of Gdansk and the Vistula Lagoon, which contributed to raising of the water level in the rivers and lakes in the delta of Vistula River.
27 March 2015
Earthquake in Nepal
On 25th April 2015 an earthquake of magnitude 7,9 on the Richter scale struck densely populated areas of Nepal. Crisis Information Centre SRC PAS monitors maps that are being created and supplies Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM) whose rapid response medical team works on site of the incident.
Hurricane near Zakopane
31 December 2013
Hurricane near Zakopane
During last days of December 2013 over Tatra Mountains there was hurricane wind that was even 200 km/h fast.
Crisis Information Centre fights against flood in South Sudan
03 October 2013
Crisis Information Centre fights against flood in South Sudan
Every year from August until October, the area surrounding Lol and Jur rivers in South Sudan is visited by floods caused by torrential rainfalls that occur during the rainy season. These rivers flood the fields and villages depriving of home thousands of inhabitants of the state of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal.