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Floods Cover Bihar, India
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Floods Cover Bihar, India

Standing on the ground, it is impossible to gauge the full scope of a disaster the size of the Kosi River floods in northeastern India. On August 18, 2008, the river, swollen with monsoon rains, burst through an embankment into an old channel. By September 2, the river’s course still took it over populated land that had not been prone to flooding in the past. To grasp the full extent of this flood, you need the view from space.

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Spring Flooding Along the St. John River
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Spring Flooding Along the St. John River

Warm temperatures and a heavy late-season snowpack led to flooding in Canada’s New Brunswick province.

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Flooding in India
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Flooding in India

Acquired September 27, 2011, and September 28, 2010, these false-color images compare conditions along the Brahmani and Mahanadi Rivers in India. Severe flooding struck the region in 2011.

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Flooding in Northern India
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Flooding in Northern India

Acquired October 8, 2011, and October 10, 2010, these false-color images compare conditions along a stretch of the Ganga (Ganges) River, where flooding struck in 2011.

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Flooding on the Ganges River
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Flooding on the Ganges River

Damaging monsoon floods have affected millions of people in India.

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Flooding along the Krishna River
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Flooding along the Krishna River

These false-color images show a portion of the Krishna River in southern India in flood stage on October 5, 2009 (top), and before the flooding on September 10, 2009 (bottom).

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High Water along the Isaac River
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High Water along the Isaac River

Acquired in late March 2012 and 2011, these images compare conditions along the Isaac River, a tributary of Queensland’s Fitzroy River.

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Floods in Northeastern India
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Floods in Northeastern India

These false-color images show the difference in rivers and floodplains in the Indian state of Bihar in Mid-July and late August 2009.

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