NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
In June of 2008 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was severely flooded when heavy rains coupled with melting snow creating a 500-year flood event. The swollen Cedar River winds through a false-color Landsat 5 image (bottom) acquired on June 16, 2008. The city of Cedar Rapids is the bright spot adjacent to the river in the image center. At its peak, the flood inundated 14 percent of Cedar Rapids.