Category Archives: Flood Risk Management

High Water Marks, life jackets, and other “innovations” as California leads in flood preparedness

Last Friday was a day of great for progress in the communication of residual flood risk in California as the High Water Mark from the February 19, 1986 flood was unveiled in Garcia Bend Park  in “the Pocket” area of Sacramento. … Continue reading

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Lowdown on the high water…and room for rivers explained

So high the water was risin’ our men sinkin’ down Man, the water was risin’ at places all around, boy, they’s all around It was fifty men and children come to sink and drown —High Water Everywhere (Part 2), Charlie … Continue reading

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On communicating that other kind of risk…

On the Souris River in 2011, higher mountain snowpack than anticipated combined with increased precipitation and full reservoirs meant that dam operators were forced to release more water than normal downstream. Communities below the dam were not prepared for the … Continue reading

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Field Trip: throwing Caution to the Wind

Part I. Leven  met water. Over the last few months living in the low lands, it has become apparent that Dutch success in “reclaiming” their country from the sea and rivers was made possible because of their first hand experience with … Continue reading

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