Along the border between the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, several communities were flooded in early February 2012. By mid-month, the flood waters had moved west. On February 19, online news source NineMSN reported that as many as 10,000 residents of northeastern New South Wales would likely be isolated from the outside world by high water.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired the top image on February 18, 2012. Scrolling over that image will reveal the same area acquired on February 6, 2012. Both images show flood conditions, but they also show the movement of water along the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and other waterways in the region. Queensland is in the north and New South Wales in the south. The Barwon River can be seen near the lower center edge. Namoi lies to the east of the Barwon.