Spring Deluge In Canadian Rockies Spurred Study Of Rain-On-Snow Flooding

BOULDER, Colo. – A new study about the effects of warming temperatures predicts that flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double during the 21stcentury in parts of the American and Canadian West. The greatest flood risk increases are projected for the Sierra Nevada, the Colorado River headwaters, and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, according to the study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Flood risks could increase by as much as 200 percent in localized areas and potentially strain existing flood control infrastructure. (more)

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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!