The Tisza River that passes through Hungary, Serbia, and Montenegro was one of many tributaries of the Danube that overflowed in April 2006. Melting snow and spring rain caused an unusually high spring flood in 2006, and by April 18, the river was at a record high in places, reported the Agence-France-Presse news service. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the top image as the Tisza was rising on April 15. The river is considerably wider than it had been in late March, when the lower image was acquired.
The section of the river shown here is in Hungary. Downstream, the Tisza flows into the Danube above Belgrade in northern Serbia. Though levels on the Danube in Serbia had begun to fall by April 18, water levels on the Tisza continued to rise. To see daily images of the flood, please visit NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response Website.