Category Archives: Flood Risk Perception

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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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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Column in Grand Forks Herald: Flood risk exists on both sides of levees

I wrote an article for the Grand Forks Herald and it was published today (see below). Click to link to the original article. Flood risk exists on both sides of levees As recent research at the University of California, Berkeley confirms, … Continue reading

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