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Flooding in North Dakota (e-geos)

The Souris River, which snakes through the center of the northwestern North Dakota city, after being swelled by heavy spring snowmelt and rain on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, reached record levels on June 22nd, 2011 and last month overran most of the city’s protective levees and flooded more than 4,000 homes. More than 11,000 people were forced to evacuate, a quarter of the city

North Dakota Guard has been battling floods since April. Nearly 2,000 North Dakota soldiers have been involved at some point. On Friday, July 1, 850 soldiers were on duty in Minot.
The e‑GEOS Emergency Team has prepared a map of the flooding using COSMO-SkyMed imagery.
The map shows the situation in the area of Minot, North Dakota. The extent of the flooded area was generated by e‑GEOS Emergency Team from the semi-automatic analysis of a COSMO-SkyMed Image acquired on 26/06/2011. Main roads and infrastructure are shown on the map and a Landsat image serves as background.

Below, before and after imageery from IKONOS and GeoEye-1 satellites, ©GeoEye, Inc. Click on images for full-resolution versions.

This one-meter resolution image was taken by the IKONOS satellite on May 30, 2009 and shows the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota before severe flooding occurred in June 2011. This half-meter resolution image was taken June 25, 2011 by the GeoEye-1 satellite and shows the flooded Souris River and surrounding neighborhoods in Minot, North Dakota

Source eGEOS