Floods

July 13, 2016--National Weather Service creates new office devoted to water prediction (Forester Daily News)

In recognizing the vast and evolving water needs for millions of Americans, NOAA’s National Weather Service this week created a new office dedicated to understanding and predicting water dynamics, effective immediately.


March 5, 2015--Flood and drought risk to cities on rise even with no climate change (Science Daily)

A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change, according to researchers from Texas A&M University.


January 30, 2015--In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects (Washington Post)

President Obama will issue an executive order Friday directing federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds–to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.


January 19, 2015--California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers (Los Angles Times)

California's drought crept in slowly, but it could end with a torrent of winter storms that stream across the Pacific, dumping much of the year's rain and snow in a few fast-moving and potentially catastrophic downpours.

November 10, 2014--USGS launches a billion-dollar initiative to map the West in 3D (High Country News)

LIDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, uses lasers to create intricate three-dimensional maps in places where bad weather or thick vegetation hampered traditional aerial mapping.


November 5, 2014--Extreme weather 'will cost lives and billions of pounds of damage' (The Independent)

Lives could be lost and billions of pounds of damage caused to households and businesses as a result of extreme weather, a senior climate researcher has warned, as Britain is about to experience its warmest year since records began.


September 22, 2014--Durango digs out from deluge (Durango Herald)

The flash flood watch for Durango was lifted at 9 a.m. However a flash flood advisory was put in place for Archuleta County until 11:30 a.m. The city of Durango awoke Sunday morning to face the aftermath of torrential downpours and violent flash flooding that took place in the early-morning hours.


March 6, 2014--New government report warns of 'cascading system failures' caused by climate change (Huff Post)

From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday. he reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review compiled by 13 government agencies that the U.S.


January 1, 2014--Online water resources tool sheds light on U.S. waterway conditions (Water World)

A new online fact sheet published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides one-stop information on the organization's data sources for waterways across the United States. The database comprises information on the nation's streams, groundwater and water-quality.


December 5, 2013--Report: Society's water safety net is fraying (Circle of Blue)

It is no exaggeration to claim that aquifers, water-saturated layers of subterranean sediment, have allowed agriculture, and thus modern life in our house of 7 billion, to prosper. America's Great Plains are a lucrative grain bin solely because of the Ogallala Aquifer, which waters eight states.


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