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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just for fun? Mississippi flooding


The Mississippi river is experiencing its second highest rise since 1937. On May 10th, it crested at almost 50 feet above normal, affecting communities in Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas, with Mississippi and Louisiana soon to follow. Here are the before and after pictures as taken by the Landsat 5 satellite.


This is a Landsat 5 image of the Mississippi River in the Memphis, Tenn., area on May 12, 2006.

Credit: USGS/NASA


And this is a Landsat 5 image of the Mississippi River in the Memphis, Tenn., area on May 10, 2011.

Credit: USGS/NASA