Before and After: A Controversial Flood Plan Put to Use – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on PBS

This 2011 flood, originally triggered by a series of storms depositing six times the normal rainfall, has proven to be the worst possible situation for which the plan was designed — “The Project Flood.” To date, two of the three major floodways have been used. As the water surges toward the Gulf of Mexico, politicians and engineers are scrambling to shift its path to that of the least possible damage.

Google, in conjunction with the satellite imaging company GeoEye, captured and released these images of Cairo and a portion of the surrounding flooded farmlands…

Cairo, Ill. Before image taken June 27, 2009; After image taken May 8, 2011. Satellite images courtesy of Google and GeoEye.

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GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy, and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 700 employees worldwide. View all posts by webmastergeoeye

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