NASA satellite photo captures extent of Russian River flooding

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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.

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