The NASA Earth Observatory captures a lot of amazing images of our planet, and their Image of the Day highlights a particularly interesting image each day.
Their most recent imagery is of Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona. On July 20, the rubberized dam on the west end of the lake ruptured and sent 977 million gallons of water down the Salt River.
The imagery they released isn’t quite as sharp as the default imagery in Google Earth, but it still shows the massive decrease in the size of Tempe Town Lake.
If you want to see it for yourself, you have a few options. First, you could simply view a jpg image of the July 28 imagery. You could also download that imagery as an image overlay (KMZ) that I created from the July 28 imagery.
If you don’t follow it already, I highly recommend you follow NASA’s Earth Observatory Image of the Day; they show off a lot of great stuff!