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California Drought is Stressing Antiquated Flood Infrastructure

“Every drought ends in a flood”…or so the saying goes. Though it seems counterintuitive to talk about flood protection in the midst of a drought, places like California demonstrate cyclical links between extreme dryness and intense flooding. In a recent letter published by Science, Co-PI Amir AghaKouchak and his co-authors point out that California’s… Read More

New Research on Levee Detonation by FloodRISE Modeling Team

Would damage from the 2011 Mississippi River floods have been more or less severe if decision-makers had not chosen to blow up levees? This question is central to a new study by FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders and Graduate Student Researcher Adam Luke, published this week in Natural Hazards. Luke, Sanders, and their team explore whether… Read More

March 8th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |