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Severe Flooding in India
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Floods devestated parts of eastern India along the Brahmaputra River
in June 2000. In some tributaries of the Brahmaputra, the water reached
more than 5 meters (16.5 feet) above flood stage. At least 40 residents
died, and the flood waters destroyed a bridge linking the region to the
rest of India. High water also threatened endangered Rhinos in Kaziranga
Flooded areas are shown in red in the above image. The map was derived
from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data taken
on June 15, 2000.