Urban flooding is a common problem across the world. In India, it leads to casualties every year, and financial loss to the tune of tens of billions of rupees. The damage done due to flooding can be mitigated if the locations deserving attention are known. This will enable an effective emergency response, and provide enough information for the construction of appropriate storm water drains to mitigate the effect of floods. In this work, a new technique to detect flooding level is introduced, which requires no additional equipment, and consequent installation and maintenance costs.