This combination of photos of the Mississippi River flooding near Memphis, Tenn,. released Wednesday, May 11, 2011, by NASA, shows images from the Thematic Mapper on NASA's Landsat 5 satellite ... more 
This combination of photos of the Mississippi River flooding near Memphis, Tenn,. released Wednesday, May 11, 2011, by NASA, shows images from the Thematic Mapper on NASA's Landsat 5 satellite captured on April 21, 2010, top, and May 10, 2011, bottom. The Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, falling short of its all-time record but still soaking low-lying areas with enough water to require a massive cleanup. Muddy water has pushed over the Mississippi's banks both east and west of the normal river channel. Floodwaters span the distance between Memphis and West Memphis, and also fill a flood plain extending to an industrial park northwest of Treasure Island. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By NASA
Wed, May 11, 2011 12:34 PM EDT