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Flooding in SW Qld Australia

Posted by feww on March 9, 2010

Satellite images of Flooding in SW Queensland, Australia [Before and After Flooding]

Image acquired on March 8, 2010

Image acquired on February 23, 2010
Images of SW Queensland were taken by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite.  Vegetation appears bright green; clouds are sky blue; water is electric blue to navy. Credit: NASA.  Click images to enlarge.

Local farmers have have reportedly lost hundreds of tons of grain. More than 200 km of fencing, and large stretches of road have been destroyed or damaged.

According to Cotton Australia 16,000 hectares of cropland has been affected by floods to varying degrees, but the full extent of damage will be known after the flood waters have receded, a report said.

Most of the losses have occurred around St George, Dirranbandi and Theodore.

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