Mississippi River flooding continues • Earth.com

Last update: August 20th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows persistent flooding across the Lower Mississippi River.

The flood gauges in Arkansas City, Vicksburg, Natchez, and Baton Rouge all measured water levels high enough to rank as major floods.

The flooding was caused by heavy rains in the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys.

This image was captured on March 19, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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