Myths of California Water: Virtual Tour

Myth

Current flood protection standards keep communities safe.

Reality

Flood risk includes both flood frequency & consequences. Current standards increase flood risk in many locations.

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Further Reading

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (2009), So, You Live Behind a Levee!, http://content.asce.org/ASCELeveeGuide.html
  • Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, Barton “Buzz” Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.