‘Megaflood’ warnings resonate in Sonoma County, where historic floods have hit home
There are images from the record 1986 Russian River flood that those who lived through it recall. … It was the worst flood in modern history on the lower Russian River, an area prone to breaching its banks as the accumulated runoff from a 1,485-square-mile watershed squeezes through a narrow passage in the Coast Range, en route to the Pacific Ocean. … Now climate scientists say that one of the big mega-disasters awaiting California is a sequence of 1986-style storm systems occurring back-to-back-to-back-to-back across the state over the course of about 30 days.
- Eureka Times-Standard: Future megafloods could cut Humboldt County off from rest of state
- CalMatters – Opinion, by Dan Walters: California faces existential threat of a megaflood
- Utah Public Radio: Utah climate scientist weighs in on California Megaflood