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Mekong Turns from Brown to Blue-Green

In late 2019, the river started to turn colors due to a reduced sediment load and algae blooms.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kasha Patel.

Published January 27, 2020
Data acquired January 25, 2020

Source:
Landsat 8