Flooding in the Heartland

Flooding in the Heartland
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
This false-color image of Grand Forks, North Dakota, was acquired on May 4, 1997, just after the Red River flood inundated the area. 50,000 people had to be evacuated, and damages exceeded $3 billion.

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  • Data Date:

    May 4, 1997
  • Visualization Date:

    May 21, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM


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