A simple, yet quantitative, index is demonstrated to quantify reductions in the peak flood resulting from multiple reservoirs, arranged in series along the same river reach.
A medida que las inundaciones aumentan en frecuencia e intensidad, los productos químicos enterrados en los sedimentos de los ríos se convierten en “bombas de tiempo” que esperan activarse.
Climate change, shifting populations, and infrastructure development in risky areas compound future flood loss risk.
Worsening flooding and erosion threaten places of “outstanding universal value” along the continent’s coastlines.
Streamflow in the West has been below average since the early 2000s, but a new analysis shows that streams aren’t as dry as expected.
The lack of trees is contributing to increased rainfall along the coast of southwest Africa, where communities are already vulnerable to flash flooding.
The flooding that carved eastern Washington State 20,000 to 12,000 years ago could have been 80% smaller than the canyons’ volume today.
Researchers analyzed 36 years of data to understand how atmospheric rivers and other factors drive chronic coastal flooding.
After a flood, most people rely on officials to test public water sources. Private well owners are on their own, with little data to guide testing and treatment. New research seeks to change that.
Reconstruction reveals how people living along the banks of the Nile may have relocated as climate changed and flooding increased during the African Humid Period.