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April 19, 2017 - The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective

The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective before
Landsat 8
March 25, 2016
The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective after
Landsat 8
March 28, 2017
The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective map
The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective before
The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective after
March 25, 2016 March 28, 2017
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After 5 years of drought, California finally got relief during the winter of 2016–2017 with much needed precipitation. One result of this additional moisture was a springtime abundance of wildflowers. This pair of natural color images from Landsat 8 shows the difference in vegetation from March 2016 to March 2017. The latest image is overall much more green, but what really stand out are the brilliant shades of yellow-green on both sides of the Cuyama River.