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Images related to Great Flood of the Mississippi River, 1993

Lingering Floods along the Mississippi River
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Lingering Floods along the Mississippi River

Acquired May 20, 2011, and April 14, 2011, these false-color images show water levels along the Mississippi River.

Land Floods

Unseasonable Flooding on the Mississippi River
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Unseasonable Flooding on the Mississippi River

Parts of the Mississippi are swollen and spilling over its banks due to late December rains that are now flowing downstream.

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Morganza Floodway
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Morganza Floodway

These false-color images compare conditions along the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin in June 2011, during heavy flooding, and three years earlier.

Land Floods

Lower Mississippi River Remains Swollen
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Lower Mississippi River Remains Swollen

Acquired June 1, 2011, and May 28, 2010, these false-color images compare conditions along the Lower Mississippi River.

Land Floods

Lingering Floodwaters near Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Lingering Floodwaters near Vicksburg, Mississippi

These false-color images compare conditions along the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers around Vicksburg in June 2011, during heavy flooding, and three years earlier.

Land Floods

Flooding on the Lower Mississippi
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Flooding on the Lower Mississippi

Louisiana prepared for the arrival of flood water that stemmed from heavy rains that fell far upriver in Missouri and Illinois.

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Morganza Floodway, 1973
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Morganza Floodway, 1973

Observations by Landsat 1 from 1973 show the Morganza Floodway after its first and only opening in 57 years.

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Flooding at the Junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
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Flooding at the Junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers

Floods blanket farmland around the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in this Landsat image from May 3, 2011.

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Burlington, Iowa, and the Mississippi Floodplain
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Burlington, Iowa, and the Mississippi Floodplain

The city has a commanding view of the fertile and well-vegetated river basin and plain.

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Flooding in Memphis
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Flooding in Memphis

Acquired May 10, 2011, and April 21, 2010, these natural-color images show flooded and normal conditions along the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Floods Spread South along the Mississippi River
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Floods Spread South along the Mississippi River

Acquired May 5, 2011, and May 5, 2010, these false-color images compared flood conditions in 2011 to calmer conditions one year earlier.

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