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Landsat images before and after Harvey illustrate flooding in Texas
15 September 2017
Harvey's deluge set a number of records in Texas streams and rivers during the peak period of flooding with 40 streamgages measuring record highs and more than 80 streamgages recording water levels at or above flood stage - the point at which water can start overflowing banks - on 21 rivers, streams and bayous, with preliminary reports showing some rivers have already crested reaching their highest levels.
The U.S. Geological Survey has released new Landsat satellite images that show some of the flooding and coastal change Hurricane Harvey's historic rains and storm surge produced across much of eastern Texas.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Image credit: USGS / NASA - Landsat images before and after Hurricane Harvey illustrate flooding in Texas.