Category Archives: Floods

$40 billion cost when levee system fails in California’s delta

Scientists estimate this would cost $40 billion dollars. 23 million Californians will have no drinking water. Up to 1 million acres of some of the best, most productive farmland in the world will disappear forever as salt water permeates the … Continue reading

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Floods and water-borne disease

Our clean water infrastructure built a century ago is rusting and eroding apart, making the invasion of disease causing micro-organisms during floods even more likely. excerpt from Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us … Continue reading

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Atmospheric rivers drown California every 100 to 200 years

Atmospheric Rivers: an Amazon river in the Air Atmospheric rivers occur around the world and can dump as much rainfall as hurricanes, carrying as much water as the Amazon river (Mackenzie). At any given moment there are about half a … Continue reading

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