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Missouri Flood Woes Continue

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(Image credit: NASA/GSFC)

Flooding continued along the Missouri River in late June 2011, affecting multiple communities in Nebraska. On June 26, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service reported moderate flooding near Omaha and Brownville, and major flooding near Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, and Rulo.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured these images on June 25, 2011 (top), and June 26, 2010 (bottom).

Compared to conditions from the previous year, the Missouri River is visibly swollen in 2011, from north of Omaha to south of Rulo. By June 26, 2011, the river had exceeded its historic crests at Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, Brownville and Rulo, the AHPS reported.

(Image credit: NASA/GSFC)
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