Latest 100-year flood Stories
New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles - and potentially quadruples – the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through those forests.
WINDSOR, Colo., Aug.
By Jodi Rogstad By Jodi Rogstad firstname.lastname@example.org CHEYENNE - To Cheyenne's earliest settlers, the tan prairie and ribbon-thin creeks betrayed no hint whatsoever that these lands could flood. Today, despite proof to the contrary, that belief seems to prevail.
The latest string of floods to hit the U.S. Midwest is providing troublesome clues to conservation experts who claim that many forecasts fail to consider the affects global warming on weather patterns.
For many areas of the West, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) overestimate the amount of land area within the 100-year floodplain. New research suggests a way to improve the maps.
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