The Midwest floods in the summer of 1993 were some of the worst on record. This 1-kilometer NOAA-11 High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) image shows the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers overflowing their respective banks. The yellow tint along the Missouri is caused by sun glint, which is a reflection of the Sun from the Earth to the satellite. The brown areas (i.e., west of Lake Michigan) are major cities. Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin can easily be seen in this image.
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