Flood Management: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
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According to an excerpt from Aquapedia’s Flood Management entry, “With the anticipated sea level rise and other impacts of a changing climate, particularly heavy winter rains, flood management is increasingly critical in California. Compounding the issue are man-made flood hazards such as levee stability.” The entry also includes these sections: Flood Management Issues, Flood Management Infrastructure, Flood Mitigation Efforts and Local Flood Management Efforts.
Entries in Aquapedia also have references for digging deeper into a subject. For further Flood Management studies, check out these Foundation resources: “Layperson’s Guide to Flood Management,” “Levees and Flood Protections: A Shared Responsibility, Western Water, May/June 2012,” “Are We Keeping Up With Water Infrastructure Needs? Western Water, Jan./Feb. 2012,” and “Plausible and Inevitable: The ARkStorm Scenario, Western Water, March/April 2011.” “Overcoming the Deluge: California’s Plan for Managing Floods” is a DVD released by the Foundation. From Project Wet is “Kids: Discover Floods.”