Satellite images show Texas flooding, coastal change

(Photo by Matthew Barnes, USGS)
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(KWTX) Landsat satellite images released Friday show some of the impact of Hurricane Harvey’s record rains and storm surge along the Texas coast.

The heavy rainfall pushed a number of streams and rivers to record levels, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A streamgage on the Brazos River near Rosharon showed the river’s level, which is normally about 10 feet, peaked at 52.65 feet, almost 10 feet above flood stage, on Aug. 29, the USGS said.

Before and after images of the Rockport area shows the shoreline retreat on barrier islands caused by the hurricane’s surge.