New Year’s Flooding in the Midwest

[sciba leftsrc=”https://www.maproomblog.com/xq/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/new-year-flooding-1.jpg” leftlabel=”8 Dec 2015″ rightsrc=”https://www.maproomblog.com/xq/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/new-year-flooding-2.jpg” rightlabel=”1 Jan 2016″ mode=”horizontal” width=””]

These two Landsat images illustrate the extent of flooding along the Wabash and Illinois Rivers at the end of last year, as 6-10 inches of rain fell over the midwestern United States. The image from 8 December 2015, above left, shows normal water levels; the image from 1 January  2016, above right, shows the rivers in flood. Use the slider to compare the two views. Original image. [via]

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His nonfiction has been published by AE, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen and Tor.com. His sf fanzine, Ecdysis, was a two-time Aurora Award finalist.