California Inland Flooding

California has nearly 1.3 million people living in flood-prone areas, more than any other state.

It’s not just April showers: more water can evaporate into a warmer atmosphere at all times of the year, and what goes up must eventually come down.

Both intense drought and excessive flooding are projected to increase in California by at least 50% towards the end of the twenty-first century.

According to the National Climate Assessment, the most extreme precipitation events (those in the 99th percentile of intensity) have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.

What's Happening with Inland Flooding?

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