13 Sep '11, 12pm

The muddy & full Susquehanna courses through Harrisburg, PA over the weekend; from our EO-1 satellite.

The muddy & full Susquehanna courses through Harrisburg, PA over the weekend; from our EO-1 satellite.

Traveling northward from the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Lee carried heavy rain to the northeastern U.S. in early September 2011. The rain swelled multiple rivers, including the Susquehanna. Authorities evacuated residents of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, then nervously watched the city’s 41-foot (12-meter) high levees, The Philadelpha Inquirer reported. By September 11, the river had receded. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image on September 10. Loaded with sediment, the Susquehanna flows through the city, but appears confined within its embankments. According to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service of the U.S. National Weather Service, the Susquehanna River fell rapidly between September 9 and 12, 2011, from major flood stage to below flood level. The levees withstood the river’s pressure in ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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

The Hudson River is reported to be "running red...

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

View Image Comparison View Both Images In the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, sediment choked the Hudson R...