China Flood Satellite Imagery - 21 Aug 02


Image date 08/21/2002 Multichannel color composite.

This MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) image shows the Dongting Lake in China's central Hunan province, where about 900,000 people piled up sandbags on Thursday to counter a crest of floodwater from the Yangtze River.  The blurriness visible in this image is due to the image being towards the edge of the satellite pass.