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Lake Oroville water elevation as seen from space: Airbus SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites witness the increased water level of the Oroville Reservoir in California

Due to recent and heavy rainfall, the water level of Lake Oroville in Butte County, California, has drastically increased, reaching a dangerous peak that led to the evacuation of over 100,000 people as a precaution, in case there was a dam failure.

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Lake Oroville water elevation as seen from space by Airbus SPOT satellite on February 14, 2017. (Pho ...

Lake Oroville water elevation as seen from space by Airbus SPOT satellite on February 14, 2017. (Photo: Airbus)

The Airbus SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites constantly acquire imagery at 1.5m resolution on any point of the Earth, and are capturing this water level elevation in Oroville.

You can see here an image acquired by SPOT on February 14, 2017, and can compare it to a previous image, acquired by SPOT 6 on June 27, 2016, where the lake banks are clearly visible.

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High resolution images are available for download at: Image 2/14/17 and Image 6/27/16.
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