Flood Watch 2013

Webcam watching the rise of flood water as snow melts in Soomaa
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Flood Watch 2013

Post by Jo UK » February 28th, 2013, 3:34 pm

This webcam will show us the rise of floodwater in changing conditions, at any time of year.

Webcam - http://www.veebikaamera.ee/fl/live/karuskose.jpg


Loduskalender article in 2010
http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/6939

'Fifth season' in Soomaa
Submitted by Looduskalender on 28 March 2010 - 9:46am
It seems to be truly the last moment to start following the "fifth season” of Soomaa.

The web camera image is renewed at intervals up to a few minutes, depending on the transmission conditions (see live image HERE ). For an overall view this interval is quite sufficient. A mark showing last year’s highest water level will soon be put up at the web camera location at Karukosk at Raudna river.

The Riisa station of EMHI, the Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is located a few kilometres downstream along Halliste river from the outflow of Raudna, and reflects the water level in Soomaa (see graph below).

Why do we also add EMHI’s snow cover map, renewed every day? Because there is still emough snow left in Soomaa, and the ditches haven’t yet started carrying the water into the rivers.

Floods can also be observed in the Regio map. The NASA satellite image, renewed daily, is used as a basis. It needs only enlarging the map at Soomaa’s position. The ground and water surfaces can only be seen in clear, cloudless weather.

A great number of splendid people and organisations assist the enterprise. Many thanks to them!

Camera – Mobotix, Beta Group – Veematkad
Video transmission from Soomaa to the Beta Group server - Televõrgu AS
Installation works – ITrotid OÜ
Technical support – Sonictest OÜ
Soomaa expertise – Soomaa.com
Hydrological data – EMHI
Soomaa map – Regio

...and the eagle-eyed nature enthusiasts at Looduskalender´s forum

See pictures from the camera installation here - 26.-27. March 2010.
http://www.reisijutud.com/gallery/Soomaa270310

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Post by Jo UK » February 28th, 2013, 3:36 pm

This camera is near Pärnu, Estonia – spring flooding camera, placed on the coast of river Raudna whick will flood a the eather changes and the snow melts. This river can raise water level sometimes more than 4 meters. Camera is called Soomaa 5th season camera because local villages name 5th season the flooding time when life in villages of Soomaa will completely change and the only way to travel is dugout canoe. Some information about this area can be found on http://www.soomaa.com/ english page.

Camera sends 1 frame per second but as this place is in a very wild area the connection is not good all the time and actual frames may change even after 10 seconds. Frames will be composed together to day videos showing in fast movement how river water level is rising. Camera can be seen http://www.looduskalender.ee/node/6925 (on the first image in real time).

With many thanks to Kaido, our Webmaster, for this information.

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Post by Fleur » February 28th, 2013, 6:23 pm

thank you Jo
I was for a while no longer been on that link, interesting to read again.
http://www.looduskalender.ee/node/6925

I used this link
http://www.veebikaamera.ee/fl/live/karuskose.jpg

Febr. 25
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Febr. 28 - I think someone has to clean up
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Post by Gaby » March 1st, 2013, 10:04 am

Thank you for your message yesterday about new saison floodwatching, Fleur :wave:
I too :thumbs:

So, let's wait for great pictures of 2013 :loveshower:

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Post by laranjeiras » March 2nd, 2013, 11:43 am

thanks for the link - I am also using this one: http://www.veebikaamera.ee/fl/live/karuskose.jpg

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Post by Fleur » March 2nd, 2013, 1:27 pm

March 2

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Post by Fleur » March 3rd, 2013, 2:07 pm

March 3
what a difference from yesterday

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Post by laranjeiras » March 22nd, 2013, 8:43 pm

seems to have stopped taking pics on march 16th... :puzzled:

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Post by Agatheb2k » March 28th, 2013, 3:18 pm

:D hi !

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No new image from March 16 :cry:

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Post by Fleur » March 28th, 2013, 6:54 pm

I saw it :cry:

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Post by Fleur » April 6th, 2013, 6:04 pm

April 6
More foodsteps, but still a lot of snow.
and a plate on the right

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Post by Agatheb2k » April 7th, 2013, 4:32 pm

:D

April 5th

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A new billboard signpost to the right of the flood level

April 7th

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Post by Agatheb2k » April 10th, 2013, 12:32 am

April 9th

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I missed the sunset :blush:

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