MAPPING RECURRENT FLOODING ZONE ALONG ESTONIAN INLAND WATERS FROM SENTINEL-1 AND -2
Keywords: Flood Mapping, Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Spatial planning
Abstract. In the process of spatial planning in Estonia the local municipalities are required to define the recurrent flooding zone along the inland waters that locate at their territory. Estonia is well known for its large floodplains that are annually covered by water. However, information about the spatial flood extent is scarce. A methodology for mapping the flooded area from Sentinel-1 and -2 imagery was developed and applied on data covering high water seasons in 2016–2019. Statistical information about flooded areas along the inland waters were compared with other available data sources related to wetlands i.e. map of wetlands in Estonian Topographic Database. Results showed that additional information about flood extent and duration retrieved from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 the data can contribute to defining the recurrent flooding zone along the inland waters in process on spatial planning.