Rivers turn brown, Gulf water stirred up following Harvey

Harvey’s churning of the Gulf waters and river floods have stirred up significant sediment along the gulf coast as seen in the images below. Source: Space Science & Engineering Center – University of Wisconsin-Madison Terra MODIS True-Color imagery off the Texas Gulf Coast on 23 and 30 August, 2017 (Click to enlarge) MODIS Today imagery from 23 August (pre-Harvey) (cropped) and 30 August (post-Harvey) (cropped), above, show an enormous increase in turbidity in the nearshore waters off the coast of Texas. Further, many of the rivers change their appearance to brown and flooding in the post-Harvey image. (River gauges in flood stage; Source) A similar toggle using Suomi…