Raging rivers dump sediment into the Monterey Bay • Earth.com

Last update: October 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and shows sediment being dumped into the Monterey Bay by the Salinas and Pajaro Rivers. The photo was taken by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite.  

The Salinas and Pajaro Rivers are both experiencing higher than usual water levels as a result of the heavy rains that swept through California in the last two months. The surging rivers caused evacuations in late February, and intense winds left thousands without electricity. Sediment picked up by the rivers was carried along until it poured out into the Monterey Bay, as seen here.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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