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