One Year After Larry

July 26, 2007

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Provided by: Greg Rutter
Summary authors & editors: Greg Rutter

More than a year on from Cyclone Larry, which brought much devastation to this part of Australia (Queensland), vegetation recovery is well under way. The recovery has been helped by the abundant tropical rainfall of about 4 meters (about 13 feet) a year and warm weather. These photos were taken from the same location as the Earth Science Picture of the Day for April 29, 2006. Note the significant regeneration. In spite of this, there's still considerable property damage to be dealt with in the region, ironically delayed by the otherwise welcome rain. The photo above was taken on March 17, 2007 from near Innisfail, Queensland.

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