Photo comparisons of Dauphin Island, Alabama

Photo comparisons of Dauphin Island, Alabama

Detailed Description

The top image was taken in July 2001, before Hurricane Lili (2002). The middle photograph was taken on September 17, 2004, immediately after the passage of Hurricane Ivan. The bottom image was acquired on August 31, 2005, two days after Hurricane Katrina. Note the road and two parallel canals in the first photograph. The post-Ivan photo shows overwash deposits covering the road and encroaching on the first canal. The post-Katrina photograph shows the overwash deposit has not only covered the road, but filled the first canal and is encroaching on the second canal. The beach appears brown in the bottom photograph due to a "deposit" of plant debris.


Image Dimensions: 1000 x 1807

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Dauphin Island, AL, US