Cedar River Surges to Second-Highest Level in Eastern Iowa

Satellite image that shows the flooding in Iowa for the Cedar River.

Detailed Description

Images from Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager sensor show the dramatic transformation of the river as it flows toward Cedar Rapids. On July 8, 2016, the shallow river meanders into the city, surrounded by green crops in the heart of the growing season. The September 26 image shows the overflowing river at a time when magenta tones around it speak to a countryside preparing for the harvest.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 42.028900000000 / -91.627500000000

Location Taken: IA, US