The eastern side of New Orleans • Earth.com

Last update: November 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the eastern side of New Orleans.

The east side of New Orleans is primarily rural and consists of several lakes, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maisson. The area also contains several suburbs and the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, which is the largest refuge in the United States.

The region still has not fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina, which caused severe damage and abruptly stalled development.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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