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An enhanced color image of Orenburg, Russia when the Ural River water levels peaked. Vegetation is a deep red, while water is blue green.

Tracking Spring Flooding

Rivers swelled in southern Russia and northern Kazakhstan in April 2024 following heavy rain and rapid snowmelt. This image shows Orenburg on April 13, the day river levels peaked. This scene was acquired by the OLI-2 (Operational Land Imager) on Landsat 9.

Image Credit: NASA/Michala Garrison, USGS

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