Water release at Turano dam floods Rieti plains, Italy

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 11 January 2020 at 10:02:59 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 January 2020 at 17:05:45 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 January 2021 at 17:05:08 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 30 January 2021 at 10:02:41 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Urban planning, agriculture, rain, snow, precipitations, dam, flood, Italy
Fig. 1 - S2 (11.01.2020) - Rieti Valley, in Lazio, lies in the central Apennines, it is fed by Velino river and surrounded by mountains.
Fig. 2 - S2 (30.01.2021) - During the previous weeks, abundant rain and snow precipitations have filled Turano dam to full capacity.
Compared the water level of January 2020, both lakes are at a higher mark and surrounded by large amounts of snow.
Fig. 3 - S1 (27.01.2020) - Rieti Plain has been nicknamed "the granary of Rome", it was once filled by a lake.
Fig. 4 - S1 (27.01.2021) - A part of the plain was flooded when water was released from Turano dam for safety reasons.