Flooding in Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic - March 2009 - Landsat, MODIS, SERVIR-Viz

In February and March of 2009, much of the highlands in the Dominican Republic were still draining rainwater after a heavy rainy season and a wetter-than-normal dry season.  The effects of this drainage could be seen in Lago Enriquillo, which is actually located some 30m below sea level.  By February 26, 2009, the lake had increased in size by over 7,000 hectares when compared to its extent in 2000.  The lakes surroundings flooded even more than during the aftermath of Hurricane Noel in 2007.  NASAs Landsat and MODIS sensors provided the satellite images that were utilized in the interpretations, available below

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Last Updated July 23, 2019, 15:05 (CDT)
Created July 23, 2019, 15:05 (CDT)
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