Niger River flooding in Mali

Heavy rainfall during August 2013 has caused flash flooding in the Inland Delta of the Niger River in Mali in western Africa. Thousands of people in this densely populated floodplain have been displaced, and many homes have been destroyed. 

The flooding is dramatic as seen by these Landsat images acquired on June 19, 2013, and September 7, 2013. Future acquisitions will provide views of the water receding and how the delta lands are affected.

The Landsat data archive is valuable for analyzing and monitoring changes on the earth’s surface.

Niger River flooding in Mali
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013