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Flood in Central Midwest, USA

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Central Midwest, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
28/04/2011
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of US Corps of Engineers, States of Missouri and Illinois
Project Management:
University of Wyoming

Description of the event

Flood stage in Cairo is at 40 feet, and the river is expected to crest soon at 60.5. Additional heavy rains of 2+ inches overnight in southern Illinois caused many smaller streams to again rise to flood levels. This is in addition to already high levels on larger streams in southern IL. Water levels exceed NWS Flood Stage at 40 USGS streamgages in IL.

Moderate to major flooding is occurring on the Kaskaskia, Big Muddy, Illinois, Little Wabash Rivers as well as border rivers (Wabash, Mississippi and Ohio Rivers).

Flood in Central Midwest, USA

Source: Landsat
Acquired: 03/05/2011

Copyright: USGS
Map produced by University of Wyoming

Flood in Central Midwest, USA

Source: Landsat
Acquired: 08/04/2013

Copyright: USGS
Map produced by University of Wyoming

Flood in Central Midwest, USA

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 01/05/2011

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency
Map produced by University of Wyoming

Flood in Central Midwest, USA

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 29/04/2011 and 09/05/2011

Copyright: 2011 German Aerospace Center (DLR), Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by University of Wyoming