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June 10 2007 - Floods in Southeastern China
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June 10, 2007 - Floods in Southeastern China

February 18, 2008
Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across China's Jiangxi Province in early June 2007. The floods destroyed about 2,000 houses, and caused an economic loss of approximately $13 million, reported Reuters. The MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite captured the main image of flooding around Payang Lake, a reservoir in northern Jiangxi, on June 6, 2007.

Compared to conditions a few weeks earlier, on May 19 the reservoir is swollen and its shores have been pushed out by several kilometers.

This image was made with a combination of infrared and visible light, which makes water appear black or dark blue. Plant-covered land is bright green, bare earth is tan, and clouds are light blue and white.


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