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Florida/Georgia Runoff from Hurricane Irma

Plumes of dark, fresh water flowed onto the surface of the Atlantic Ocean after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017. The dark color of the river plumes comes from colored dissolved organic matter leached from decaying plant material in the watershedS of these Florida and Georgia rivers.

This Landsat 8 image was collected on September 14, 2017. Click on it to get a higher-resolution version.