NASA images show large area of land still submerged

New satellite images from the NASA show that thousands of square miles of land in Sindh remain submerged under water.


Express October 16, 2010

New satellite images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show that thousands of square miles of land remain submerged in water two months after the catastrophic flooding in the country.

The image from October 2009 shows the Indus River during typical conditions, a thin ribbon of blue winding through irrigated land in the Sindh Province.

This August, torrential rains caused the river to overflow its banks, wreaking havoc on towns and cities and destroying vast swaths of wheat and other crops.

The image also shows that vast floodwater lake lingers and Manchhar Lake remains twice its normal size.

According to a recent United Nations report, nearly 17,000 square miles of land in Sindh remains underwater, with more than one million people displaced in temporary camps.

Health organizations fear the stagnating water will breed malaria-bearing mosquitoes.

COMMENTS (1)

Hasan | 11 years ago | Reply Where is government? How about bringing in some pumps and drain the water into Indus?
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