A warming California sets the stage for future floods

A warming California sets the stage for future floods


Miramar beach, Montecito, CA. On the morning of the deadly mudslide affecting the area, Miramar beach – located at the receiving end of one of the steep downhill road gravely affected by rushing debris and mud flows – is covered with mud and debris of all kinds. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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By the 2070s, global warming will increase extreme rainfall and reduce snowfall in the Sierra Nevada, delivering a double whammy that will likely overwhelm California’s reservoirs and heighten the risk of flooding in much of the state, according to a new study by UCLA climate scientists…

Read Full Article, PhysOrg (08-11-2020)

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