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Monday, January 03, 2011

Central States News: Iowa's Flood Risk is Rising

The Central States have experienced more flooding over the past 20 years and- according to this story in The DES MOINES (IA) REGISTER- climate change due to questionably-controversial global warming is partially to blame.

More worrisome is a forecast by some "experts" that stream flows by 2040 could "increase by 50%."

Recall 1993 here in Kansas City- when Army Corps of Engineers flood control reservoirs in Kansas overflowed and contributed to a record-setting flood crest here.

That's also a concern in Iowa- where the DMR story says their flood-control systems were built using "inadequate (forecast) models."

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