05 May '11, 10pm

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 Confluence Flooding from #NASA. #kyflood #nwspah #mowx #ilwx #kywx

Unrelenting spring rains fell on the Mississippi Basin, and residents along the river watched with trepidation as water levels surged, wondering if the levees that protected them would hold. Communities worked ceaselessly to shore up the beleaguered levees until a section opened up, inundating thousands of acres. The date? April 1927. By the time the floods receded in July, more than 26,000 square miles of land had flooded in seven states, killing at least 246 people and destroying 41,487 buildings. In late April 2011, unrelenting spring rains pounded the basin once again, and water levels on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers rose to record levels. The top image, taken by the Landsat-5 satellite on May 3, 2011, shows the confluence of the two swollen rivers. The lower image shows the rivers at normal spring levels in 2010. In 2011, floods blanket farmland along both rivers. ...

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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...

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

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 May '11, 4am

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...

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...

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...

Gallery of flooding sat imagery from NASA's Ear...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 May '11, 1am

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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...

The Mississippi River was rising quickly in Vicksburg when NASA's EO-1 satellite captured this image.

The Mississippi River was rising quickly in Vic...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 May '11, 4pm

The Mississippi River was rising quickly in Vicksburg, Mississippi, when the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Ob...

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...

High Waters along the Mississippi River [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 May '11, 9pm

Water continued rising along the Mississippi River on May 8, 2011. On that day, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Servi...

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 ...

High water in the U.S. Northeast too: Flooding along Lake Champlain's Richelieu River, from our EO-1 spacecraft.

High water in the U.S. Northeast too: Flooding ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 May '11, 7pm

While flooding affected large parts of the U.S. Midwest and Mississippi Valley, waters rose in other areas, including New ...

Rivers Aren’t a Problem to be Solved. We need better flood protection strategies

Rivers Aren’t a Problem to be Solved. We need b...

americanrivers.org 05 May '11, 1pm

While I completely agree with your conclusions about what needs to change in how we address flooding in our country, I wou...

CNN Interviews American Rivers on Mississippi #...

americanrivers.org 15 May '11, 2pm

American Rivers’ Senior Vice President for Conservation appeared on CNN to discuss the flooding on the Mississippi River. ...