Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Research article
24 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2020

Reconstructing the 2015 Salgar flash flood using radar retrievals and a conceptual modeling framework in an ungauged basin

Nicolás Velásquez, Carlos D. Hoyos, Jaime I. Vélez, and Esneider Zapata

Data sets

SalgarCase N. Velasquez

SalgarCase: SalgarData (Version 0.1.1) N. Velasquez

Short summary
During 18 May 2015, a storm event produced a flash flood in the municipality of Salgar (northwestern Colombian Andes), resulting in more than 100 human casualties and significant economic losses. Here we present a modeled process reconstruction of what happened during this event. For this, we only use radar rainfall estimations and a digital elevation model. Results show that with scarce data there is an opportunity to obtain acceptable tools for risk management and decision making.