The Porong River Delta •

Last update: February 18th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows visible changes in the Porong River Delta resulting from an active mud volcano.

Since 2006, boiling hot mud has been flowing across the island of Java, Indonesia, known as the Lusi mud flow.

Authorities have been diverting excess mud and water off the east coast of Java into the Porong River for more than a decade.

The increased load of sediment has expanded the river delta and created new space for mangrove forests.

This false-color Landsat satellite image shows the delta on May 10, 2019.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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