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Flooded rice fields in the winter help farmers soften plant stubble for spring tilling. They also provide an oasis for migratory birds.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Photographs by Leslie Morris and Brian Baer for the California Rice Commission (used with permission). Story by Adam Voiland.

Published March 15, 2019
Data acquired December 26, 2018

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Photograph
Collection:
Applied Sciences