23 Jun '11, 8pm

Sediment from the Mississippi Floods [image] #NASA

Sediment from the Mississippi Floods [image] #NASA

The floods that surged through the Mississippi River basin are subsiding, but their impact is far from over. As the floodwaters swept over farms and towns in May and June 2011, they scoured fertilized soil from the ground and carried it downstream. Swollen rivers dumped thousands of tons of nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico, where they are forecast to cause a record "dead zone" this summer. These images quantify the amount of nutrient-laden sediment flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain throughout May and into June 2011. The highest sediment concentrations, around 400 milligrams per liter, are dark brown. Places where the sensor did not measure sediment (largely because of clouds) are dark gray, and land is pale gray. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made the maps by interpreting measurements from the Mod...

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14 dead in widespread Philippine floods

14 dead in widespread Philippine floods

channelnewsasia.com 22 Jun '11, 5am

MANILA: Widespread flooding due to unusually heavy rains in many parts of the Philippines has killed 14 people in recent d...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jun '11, 10pm

The eruption at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued in late June 2011, with lava and ash still pourin...

Ten missing as storm causes Philippine floods

Ten missing as storm causes Philippine floods

straitstimes.com 23 Jun '11, 10am

Children row a makeshift raft through flood waters in Malabon, Metro Manilla. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA - TEN fishermen wer...

NASA Earth Observato Floods Recede around the W...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jul '11, 10pm

The spring floods in the Mississippi River basin extended to the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers in the southwest...

Diverting the Mississippi to Revive Wetlands

planetsave.com 13 Jun '11, 6am

Because of all the canals, levees and dams built along the Mississippi River to control flooding, as well as to make water...

Every other Asian country is conspiring to make...

straitstimes.com 26 Jun '11, 6am

SEOUL - FLOODS and heavy rain left six people dead or missing and grounded scores of flights in South Korea, officials sai...

Floods Recede around the Wabash-Ohio Confluence...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jul '11, 10pm

The spring floods in the Mississippi River basin extended to the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers in the southwest...

Via @ksbugeater: Getting harder to "'cross the wide Missouri..." #MoRiverFlood

Via @ksbugeater: Getting harder to "'cross the ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jun '11, 6pm

The summer of 2011 brought more than greener vegetation to South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. It also brought flo...

New NASA Earth Observatory page contrasts #MoRi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jul '11, 6pm

Floods advanced down the Missouri River at the end of June 2011, swelling the river significantly from Sioux City, Iowa, t...