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Flood Insurance: Why Don’t People Buy It?

By Carolyn Kousky

Apr 6, 2016 ... The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance sales in the state are up 12 percent this winter (compared to 3 ...

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Floods in California

By Jeffrey Mount

Southern California, the deserts, and areas recently burned by wildfires are susceptible to flash floods. And storms commonly cause local urban flooding because ...

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High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows

By Jeffrey Mount, Daniel Swain

Jul 20, 2020 ... Water managers have the unenviable task of simultaneously mitigating increasing drought and flood risk. Most major floods in California are ...

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Reducing Flood Risk in the Central Valley

By Lori Pottinger

Nov 19, 2019 ... PPIC: Talk about managing flood risk in the valley. TIM RAMIREZ: The valley has always flooded, especially in spring when snow melts in the high ...

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Reminder: Droughts Often End with Floods

By Jeffrey Mount, Carolyn Kousky, Nicholas Pinter

Jun 9, 2015 ... In May, record rainfall and deadly floods swept through these ... About one in five California residents now lives in a flood-prone area.

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Californians Favor Funding Flood Improvements

By David Kordus, Jelena Jezdimirovic

Mar 29, 2017 ... While most flood-related problems this year didn't reach the level of the Oroville Dam spillway disaster, public concern about California's ...

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Remaking Flood Management to Support Salmon

By Lori Pottinger

Jul 18, 2018 ... Now we know that the state's flood management system cuts off rivers from their floodplains, which provide important habitat for aquatic ...

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Addressing Inequality in Flood Risk

By Lori Pottinger

Nov 13, 2019 ... A new study, headed by experts at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), is looking at how flooding affects social inequality in flood- ...

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A New Reality for Federal Flood Insurance

By Lori Pottinger

Apr 16, 2019 ... Flood damages have been rising, pushing the federal flood insurance program into unsustainable debt. We talked to expert Carolyn Kousky ...

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Flood Prevention 101: Stay Out of the Floodplain

By Lori Pottinger

Jan 4, 2018 ... Nicholas Pinter: Houston has had very bad land use planning—it is built on flood-prone land, and its inadequate storm drainage makes flooding ...