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Apr. 1, 2015 — The Pacific Northwest is dotted by small, low-lying, coastal cities where populations tend to cluster. These communities can be isolated and are susceptible to devastation from major storms that ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — A study focusing on the vulnerability of coastal areas has determined that the risk of suffering damage on the coast is related to sea level. These results, on one hand, allow potentially dangerous ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — A UN report on water and the Sustainable Development Goals underscores the issue's forecast links with conflict, especially in many already-troubled world regions. It also underscores the need ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — Engineers have completed one of the most precise evaluations yet done about the impact of a major tsunami event on the Columbia River, what forces are most important in controlling water flow and ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — Ice and winter floods are important natural disturbances for maintaining species-rich riparian zones along northern watercourses. If the climate becomes warmer this disturbance might be lost. This ... read more

Global Rainfall Satellites Require Massive Overhaul

Feb. 12, 2015 — A new study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood prediction has ... read more

Feb. 9, 2015 — A massive canyon that is home to Europe's most powerful waterfall was created in a matter of days by extreme flooding, new research ... read more

Feb. 9, 2015 — The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to a new ... read more

New Tools to Breed Cereal Crops That Survive Flooding

Feb. 6, 2015 — Scientists hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding. They have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense low ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A new online resource which will help coastguards, meteorological organisations and scientific communities predict future storm surge patterns has been created. The freely-accessible database of ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A recent study determined that heavy rainfall events have become more frequent over the last 50 years on Hawai'i Island. For instance, a rare storm with daily precipitation of nearly 12 inches, ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Millions of Americans live in flood-prone areas. In 2012 alone, the cost of direct flood damage hit nearly half a billion dollars. However, because the factors contributing to flood risk are not ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Melting of glacial ice will probably raise sea level around the globe, but how fast this melting will happen is uncertain. In the case of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the more temperatures increase, the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2015 — In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how ... read more

Jan. 13, 2015 — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other ... read more

Jan. 6, 2015 — When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — By 2050, a majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Researchers hope to better forecast the flood risk from a combination of heavy rains and melting snow, which are most of the worst West Coast floods. Many of the worst West Coast winter floods pack a ... read more

Dec. 17, 2014 — The engineered spring flood that brought water to previously dry reaches of the lower Colorado River and its delta resulted in greener vegetation, the germination of new vegetation along the river ... read more

Climate Change Could Affect Future of Lake Michigan Basin

Nov. 24, 2014 — Climate change could lengthen the growing season, make soil drier and decrease winter snowpack in the Lake Michigan Basin by the turn of the century, among other hydrological ... read more

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