30 Dec '11, 9pm

Pretty amazing differences in Lake Buchanan, TX from 2003 to 2011: #drought #climate

View Image Comparison View Both Images More than a year of drought has dropped lake and reservoir levels in central Texas by tens of feet, exposing signs of previous human settlements and threatening water supplies. September 2010 through September 2011 were the driest 12 months on record for much of the region, with rainfall at 30 to 40 percent of the norm. The Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5 captured these images of Lake Buchanan, Texas, in October 2011 and October 2003. Note the distinct, tan “bathtub ring” around the reservoir in 2011, showing exposed lake bed sediments and revealing how far the waterline has dropped from the previous high–water marks. The lake edge is currently as much as a mile from the stone walls that normally protect lakefront homes. By the morning of December 28, Lake Buchanan stood at 988.41 feet above sea level, roughly 23 feet (7 meters) below it...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76734&s...

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Ghost Shorelines of Buchanan Lake [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Dec '11, 11pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images More than a year of drought has dropped lake and reservoir levels in central Texas ...

Love and Joy for the New Year [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Dec '11, 11pm

In November and December 2011, professional and amateur astronomers reveled in observing a sun-grazing comet that dove clo...

Love and Joy for the New Year: A comet rises in...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Dec '11, 11pm

In November and December 2011, professional and amateur astronomers reveled in observing a sun-grazing comet that dove clo...

@germintan I'd rather watch Swan lake!

singaporedancetheatre.com 30 Dec '11, 4am

Premiered in December 2007, the Singapore Dance Theatre’s Swan Lake was warmly received by both critics and audiences, wit...

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