16 Sep '11, 11am

The unusually muddy Chesapeake Bay, before & after views of the recent storms from our Terra satellite.

The unusually muddy Chesapeake Bay, before & after views of the recent storms from our Terra satellite.

Water poured from the Susquehanna River into Chesapeake Bay at a near-record rate on September 9, 2011, after the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee doused the watershed with heavy rain. The ensuing floods swept up debris, garbage, sewage, farm runoff, and mud and carried all of it down rivers and streams into Chesapeake Bay. Since records began in 1967, only two other events have carried more fresh water into the Bay: Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 and a snowmelt event in 1996. The muddy influx covers much of the top half of the Bay in an image (3rd) taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on September 13. The top image shows the Bay in its normal condition on August 23, and the center image shows the Bay on August 30 after Hurricane Irene passed through. The image series illustrates that rain from the Tropical Storm Lee had ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=52169

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