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Floods Ain't What They Used To Be; Study Shows Wing Dams Have Made Them Worse

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December 5, 2001
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In the Midwest, they are worse than ever, according to Robert Criss, Ph.D., and Everett Shock, Ph.D., both professors of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. And they say that recent flood magnitudes and frequencies cannot be blamed on global warming or climate change, the popular notions. They point to human engineering of the rivers to try to control them for navigation.

In the Midwest, they are worse than ever, according to Robert Criss, Ph.D., and Everett Shock, Ph.D., both professors of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. And they say that recent flood magnitudes and frequencies cannot be blamed on global warming or climate change, the popular notions. They point to human engineering of the rivers to try to control them for navigation.


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Washington University In St. Louis. (2001, December 5). Floods Ain't What They Used To Be; Study Shows Wing Dams Have Made Them Worse. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011205070313.htm
Washington University In St. Louis. "Floods Ain't What They Used To Be; Study Shows Wing Dams Have Made Them Worse." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011205070313.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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