NASA images show impact of Midland County flooding

NASA images show impact of Midland County flooding
June 15, 2020 Great Lakes Echo

This article was republished here with permission from Great Lakes Echo.

NASA’s Earth Observatory worked up this cool comparison to show the impact of the recent dam bursting in Midland.

The images above were captured by Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 and show the Tittabawassee River on May 20, 2020 (right), compared to June 3, 2019 (left). Read more about the images on NASA Earth Observatory.

Read more coverage of the Midland dam breaches on Great Lakes Now:

Legal Responsibility: Michigan lawsuit blames dam owner for Midland dam failure

Rescuing History: Museum experts across Michigan race to save the Midland archive

More Than Dow: Chemicals, contaminants and untreated sewage all washed out by Midland dam breaks

Midland Flooding: Climate change and rains exacerbate dam infrastructure issues

Featured image: Satellite image of Midland County, Mich. (Image from NASA Earth Observatory)


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