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Study Finds Midwest Flooding More Frequent

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The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to a study from the University of Iowa.

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New Methods to Calculate Risk of Floods

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University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk.

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Researchers Find Changes in Agriculture Increase High River Flow Rates

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University of Iowa researchers examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can affect the volume of river water flow in the U.S. Midwest.

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Gear Up for Flood Risk

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Flooding could be severe this spring. Emergency physician and disaster preparedness expert Dr. Sarah Nafziger says be ready.

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LA's Vulnerability to Future Sea Level Rise Projected

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Los Angeles, a metropolis perched on the edge of a coast, can expect to experience sea level rise of as much as two feet due by 2050 due to climate change, according to current projections.

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UI Researchers Evaluate Best Weather Forecasting Models

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Two University of Iowa researchers recently tested the ability of the world’s most advanced weather forecasting models to predict the Sept. 9-16, 2013 extreme rainfall that caused severe flooding in Boulder, Colo.

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Quality and Quantity Experts Encourage Public Awareness for World Water Monitor Day (Sept.18)

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Villanova Engineering Professor Can Discuss the Floods in Colorado, and the Importance of Storm Water Management and Flood Controls

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Global Sea Level Rise Dampened by Australia Floods

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When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by NCAR shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably.

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WIU Emergency Management Professor Says IL Emergency Managers in Various Modes of Flooding Response

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