Mississippi River Swells Dramatically During Historic Rainfall and Flooding

Yale Environment 360: A historic flood has sent the highest water levels ever recorded through the Mississippi River south of St. Louis, toppling records set during the devastating floods of 1993. The massive surge follows heavy rains that dropped up to 12 inches of water across the region during a three-day period in late December. A NASA satellite recently acquired this image of flooding along the Mississippi River from January 3rd, which shows floodwaters as blue and vegetation as green. The previous day, the waters......

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