08 Sep '11, 9pm

Sediment Spews from Connecticut River [image] #NASA

Sediment Spews from Connecticut River [image] #NASA

Nearly a week after Hurricane Irene drenched New England with rainfall in late August 2011, the Connecticut River was spewing muddy sediment into Long Island Sound and wrecking the region's farmland just before harvest. The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite acquired this true-color satellite image on September 2, 2011. With its headwaters near the Canadian border, the Connecticut River drains nearly 11,000 square miles (28,500 square kilometers) and receives water from at least 33 tributaries in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The 410-mile river—New England's longest—enters Long Island Sound near Old Lyme, Connecticut, and is estimated to provide 70 percent of the fresh water entering the Sound. When Irene blew through the region on August 27-28, substantial portions of the Connecticut River watershed received more than 6 to 8 inches (15-20...

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e360.yale.edu 06 Sep '11, 7pm

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The Hudson River is reported to be "running red" in NYCity. Here's the view from our EO-1 satellite.

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Sep '11, 1pm

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Tropical Storm Nate [image] #NASA

Tropical Storm Nate [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Sep '11, 8pm

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Muddy Hudson River waters from Hurricane Irene flow into New York Harbor in this Landsat image.

Muddy Hudson River waters from Hurricane Irene ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Sep '11, 12pm

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