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Loma Prieta Earthquake

Fact Sheet · April 2006. Loma Prieta Earthquake. English PDF PDF en Español. Topics. Economy · Go to homepage PPIC Logo. Get email updates Subscribe. Topics.

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Disaster Perceptions and Preparedness

By Mark Baldassare, Lunna Lopes, Dean Bonner, Jui Shrestha

When asked how much they know about steps they can take to prepare for a disaster such as a major earthquake, only one in three Californians (33%) say they ...

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Caring About Delta Levees During a Drought

By Jeffrey Mount

Mar 26, 2015 ... This video is a simulation of what would happen if a severe earthquake hit the western Delta, causing widespread failure of levees.

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Dams in California

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Jeffrey Mount, Jelena Jezdimirovic

Reasons to remove a dam include high environmental costs, earthquake safety hazards, and reduced benefits—for instance, when reservoirs fill with sediment, they ...

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PPIC Turns 25

By Mark Baldassare

Jan 7, 2019 ... In 1994, the year PPIC was founded, a major earthquake shook Northridge; Orange County became the largest municipality in US history to file ...

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Making End-of-Life Decisions on Aging Dams

By Lori Pottinger

Nov 9, 2020 ... ... it's critical to evaluate how capable these older dams are of protecting human life in the event of an earthquake or flood.

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California’s Water Grid

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount

Two-thirds of California's dams are at least 50 years old, and more than 90 need major upgrades to better handle large floods or withstand earthquakes.