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Reservoir Swells Upstream of Mosul

Satellite data shows that water levels in Iraq’s largest reservoir have reached heights not seen in more than a decade.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, and JASON-2 and JASON-3 altimetry data from NOAA and the G-REALM project. Story by Adam Voiland, with information and factchecking from Charon Birkett (University of Maryland), William Empson (U.S. Army), and William Baker (USDA FAS).

Published May 7, 2019
Data acquired April 25, 2015 - April 4, 2019

Sources:
JASON-2
JASON-3
Landsat 8 > OLI