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February 24, 2012 - February Flooding Affecting Australia

Australia Flooding Before
Terra MODIS
February 6, 2012
Australia Flooding After
Terra MODIS
February 18, 2012
Australia Flooding Before
Australia Flooding After
February 6, 2012 February 18, 2012
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By mid-February, flood waters that affected the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, had moved west isolating nearly 10,000 residents in northeastern New South Wales. By February 18, flooding was especially apparent between Walgett and Brewarrina, and north of Lightning Ridge and Goodooga, as shown in the image above. The flooding in this area could persist for weeks and is expected to move toward Brewarrina over the next month. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired these images on February 6, 2012, and February 18, 2012.