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Muddy Landslide Debris and Resulting Barrier Lake

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:51pm
Adam Voiland, NASA

Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory. Image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological SurveyOn March 22, 2014, a rainfall-triggered landslide near Oso, WA, sent muddy debris spilling across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The slide left an earthen dam that blocked the river, causing a barrier lake to form. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired this image of landslide debris and the barrier lake on March 23, 2014.

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