The Ishim River floods a small Russian town • Earth.com

Last update: April 6th, 2020 at 5:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Ishim River flooding a small town in Russia. The Ishim River floods a small Russian town therefore causing massive amounts of water damage.

This past May, the Ishim River overflowed after large amounts of snowmelt caused a dam to collapse. The flooding affected thousands of properties in the Tyumen area, according to ReliefWeb.

Ishim River (Russian: Иши́м/Išim; Kazakh: Есіл/Esil) is a river running through Kazakhstan and Russia. It is 2,450 kilometres (1,520 mi) long; its average discharge is 56.3 cubic metres per second (1,990 cu ft/s). It is a left tributary of the Irtysh River. The Ishim River is partly navigable in its lower reaches. The upper course of the Ishim passes through Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan. In Russia, the river travels through a vast marshland for its course, and has countless meanders and oxbow lakes. The river freezes from late November until March. Also The Ishim River floods a small Russian town shown in the image about all of the greenery

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the Terra satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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