18 May '11, 9pm

View today of the Morganza Spillway slowly filling with water from the Mississippi, from NASA's Terra satellite.

View today of the Morganza Spillway slowly filling with water from the Mississippi, from NASA's Terra satellite.

On May 18, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite observed water in the Morganza Floodway along the Mississippi River. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explains, the floodway is designed to ease water levels in downstream communities along the Mississippi by diverting some water into the Atchafalaya Basin. MODIS acquired the top image on May 18, 2011, and the bottom image on May 4, 2011. Both images use a combination of visible and infrared light to increase contrast between water and land. Water ranges in color from gray-blue to navy. (Lake Pontchartrain appears silvery blue on May 18 due largely to the angle of sunlight.) Vegetation is green. Bare ground is brown. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows. Both images show flooded conditions along the Mississippi River. A significant difference between the images, h...

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