Satellite image shows surface water runoff after floods

The dark brown area shows the surface water runoff from the recent floods. It happens when the soil is so saturated excess water from rain flows over the land.

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What an image - brown is runoff from floods “@iweathernews: Stunning satellite view of Britain note the runoff http://t.co/h7C1yNCUGQ

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Satellite image shows surface water runoff after floods

As the floods slowly subside, in some areas to ground is so wet it can't sink in.