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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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A closer look at the CVFPP (2): Consequence modeling brings out uncertainty in risk estimates

A closer look at consequence estimation. Learning more about how the Dutch assess flood risk and evaluate costs and benefits over the past eight months has  taught me lot about estimating loss-of-life and other consequences. Doing so from outside of … Continue reading

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Public Involvement in a Better Plan: Letter to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board

For better or worse, in the United States and in Calfornia especially, we have a strong element of public involvement in most planning processes.  Better because it forces transparency, allows voices to be heard, and as Americans we really can … Continue reading

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