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How Rivers Shape States

Many state and local boundaries around the world—including many in the United States—are the product of rivers.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using data from Popelka, S., et al. (2020). Story by Adam Voiland.

Published September 4, 2020
Data acquired 2020

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 7 > ETM+
Landsat 8 > OLI