New South Wales Floods - Moree

  Landsat 5 TM, Path 91/80-81 2004 floods, Moree NSW Acquired on 12 December 2004

Landsat 5 TM, Path
91/80-81 2004
floods, Moree NSW
Acquired on 12
December 2004
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Location of Moree NSW

Location of Moree NSW
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This Landsat image is a mosaic of two Landsat 5 TM images showing the extent of flooding in northern New South Wales during mid-December 2004.

In these images water appears as shades of blue, while moist bare soil appears as shades of red/pink. Healthy vegetation mostly appears as shades of green, with some Eucalypt forest in the south (Pilliga Scrub) tending to a brown colour. Some white scattered cloud and associated shadows appear in the south-west of the image.

The flood waters can mainly be seen west of Wee Waa, and north-west and south-west of Moree. Images such as these can be used by landholders, environmental professionals and emergency managers to map flood extents and to plan responses for future flood events.

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: July 17, 2012