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The Parched Paraná River

A drought around South America’s second longest river has grounded ships and contributed to a rash of fire in the delta and floodplain.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, and MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Adam Voiland.

Published July 28, 2020
Data acquired July 14, 2020

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
Landsat 8 > OLI
Suomi NPP > VIIRS