Small Towns, Big Flood Waters

Left to right: Dennis Knobloch, Nicholas Pinter and James “Huck” Rees look at a map of Valmeyer in the village offices.
Left to right: Dennis Knobloch, Nicholas Pinter and James “Huck” Rees look at a map of Valmeyer in the village offices.

River flooding continues to be the deadliest and most costly natural disaster threatening the U.S. and the world. Research by Nicholas Pinter, the Roy J. Shlemon Professor of Applied Geosciences, and Huck Rees, UC Davis undergraduate geology major, could help answer: How much money do local and federal governments save when towns move rather than rebuild after each flood? Why do some towns successfully move while others don’t? What is the best way to relocate? Read more about their research at the UC Davis Science and Climate blog.

 

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