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A warmer world means a greater risk rain lands on snow, triggering floods

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Riverfront Ave. in Calgary during the Alberta floods 2013.
In June 2013, Keith Musselman was living in the Canadian Rockies when the nearby Bow River flooded. “We were in a valley, so we were stuck for about five days,” Musselman told Ars. “The community was devastated.”
The flood was one of the costliest and most devastating natural disasters in Canada's history , with five people killed, more than 100,000 evacuated, and extreme property damage. Heavy rainfall falling on late snow in the mountains had overwhelmed rivers and reservoirs, and Musselman, a hydrologist, realized...
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