Dessau floods, Germany, 2002

Dessau floods, Germany, 2002

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Caption: Dessau floods. Image 2 of 2. Satellite image of a flooded part of the city of Dessau, Germany, with the floodwaters beginning to recede. The city lies at the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe. This is an example of the severe flooding that affected large areas of central and eastern Europe in the summer of 2002. Image taken by the Ikonos satellite on 26 August 2002. For an image of the same area 5 days earlier, when it was completely flooded, see E160/185.

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