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Flooded Somerset levels. Satellite image of the flooded Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. At top left the River Parrett opens into the Bristol Channel. This area, which is only metres above sea level, is former marshland that has been drained and reclaimed for agriculture. Heavy rainfall from December 2013 to February 2014 caused severe flooding. Image obtained by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth-Observing-1 satellite satellite on 16th February 2014.
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