04 May '11, 4am

Satellite images of Miss. and Ohio River flooding from NASA: #flood

Late on May 2, 2011, in an effort to spare Cairo, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a protective levee near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. As predicted, the two-mile hole in the levee flooded 130,000 acres of nearby farmland in what is known as the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of the area on May 3, 2011 (top), and April 29, 2011 (bottom). Both images use a combination of visible and infrared light to increase constrast between water and land. Water ranges in color from electric blue to navy. Vegetation is green. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows onto the land surface below. Tiny squares of green in the April 29 image show that the floodway consists of farmland. The image from April 29 also shows floode...

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NASA photos before and after the #BirdsPoint le...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 May '11, 9pm

Late on May 2, 2011, in an effort to spare Cairo, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a p...

Satellite images of Miss. and Ohio River floodi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 May '11, 10pm

Water levels remained high along the Mississippi and other rivers on April 29, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spect...

Continued Flooding along the Mississippi [image...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 May '11, 9pm

Water levels remained high along the Mississippi and other rivers on April 29, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spect...

Mississippi flooding worse this spring than last year. Comparative views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Mississippi flooding worse this spring than las...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 12pm

While deadly storms raged in the southern and central United States, several rivers continued to spill over their banks in...

Updated Sat Comparison View of the MS/OH Confluence Flooding from #NASA. #kyflood #nwspah #mowx #ilwx #kywx

Updated Sat Comparison View of the MS/OH Conflu...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '11, 10pm

Unrelenting spring rains fell on the Mississippi Basin, and residents along the river watched with trepidation as water le...

Flooding along the Wabash and Ohio Rivers [image] #NASA

Flooding along the Wabash and Ohio Rivers [imag...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '11, 9pm

Rivers spilled over their banks at the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio in early May 2011. The flood waters inundated hom...

Mississippi Levee Blast Is Successful, if Painf...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 May '11, 5pm

Mississippi Levee Blast Is Successful, if Painful By THE NEW YORK TIMES A.G. Sulzberger reports on a desperate effort to l...

NASA satellite image of the Red River in ND, MN, and Manitoba - still flooding on May 7 #ndflood11 #mbflood

NASA satellite image of the Red River in ND, MN...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 May '11, 8pm

Water levels remained high along the Red River of the North in early May 2011. On May 10, the Advanced Hydrological Predic...

Floods Spread South along the Mississippi River...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 May '11, 2pm

The same floods that prompted authorities to breach a levee near Cairo, Illinois, has started forcing residents from their...

By the way shows what I'm talking about. You can see the path of destruction.

By the way shows what I'm talking about. You ca...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 11pm

A number of severe thunder storms swept through the mid-Atlantic states on April 28, bringing high winds, hailstones, and ...

You can see tornado tracks across Mississippi &...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Apr '11, 5pm

Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity ...

Paraná River Floodplain, Northern Argentina [im...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 May '11, 10pm

The Paraná River is South America’s second largest, and the river and its tributaries are important transportation routes ...

Flooding in Memphis as seen yesterday from Land...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 May '11, 1am

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced ...

Paraná River Floodplain, Northern Argentina: Th...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 May '11, 10pm

The Paraná River is South America’s second largest, and the river and its tributaries are important transportation routes ...

Paraná River Floodplain, Northern Argentina: Th...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 May '11, 10pm

The Paraná River is South America’s second largest, and the river and its tributaries are important transportation routes ...