Subscribe

NASA satellite photo captures extent of Russian River flooding

A dramatic before-and-after satellite image show just how much water was in Sonoma County during the flooding.

The color-enhanced image, shared by NASA, combines two shots, one from Jan. 27 and the other Feb. 28, to show how both the Russian River and the Laguna de Santa Rosa swelled to cover a large area of land with floodwaters.

The water level of the Russian River reached 45 feet, well above the 32-foot flood level.

The flooding's effects were captured by NASA's Operational Land Imager.

County officials estimate a total of $155 million in countywide flood damages. Approximately 1,760 houses and 545 businesses took major damage.

Please read our commenting policy
  • No profanity, abuse, racism, hate speech or personal attacks on others.
  • No spam or off-topic posts. Keep the conversation to the theme of the article.
  • No disinformation about current events. Claims of "Fake News" will be delayed for moderation
  • No name calling. "Orange Menace", "Libtards", etc. are not respectful.
Send a letter to the editor

Our Network

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine