Flooding Arkansas River imaged by NASA's Aqua satellite

May 27, 2015 10:01 PM

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FORT SMITH, Ariz., May 27 (UPI) -- Much of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas have been overwhelmed by precipitation in recent days. And more rain is on the way. Though the devastation is hard to spot from 440 miles above the Earth's surface, the swollen Arkansas River is had to miss.

Recently, NASA's Aqua satellite -- an Earth observation satellite tasked with studying precipitation, evaporation and the planet's water cycles -- spotted the flooded river gushing through Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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