NASA satellite shows Great Lakes region hit hard by drought
NASA’s Earth Observatory has a remarkable view of the impact of the summer drought. Parts of the Great Lakes region are among those hardest hit.
The image depicts plant health in the central U.S. with data collected by the space agency’s Terra satellite. Brown areas show where plants have taken a hit, cream indicates normal growth and green indicates lush vegetation. Gray indicates where data could not be collected because of snow or cloud cover.
Things look particularly bad in southern Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.
Read more here about how the image was captured and what it depicts.