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St. Louis, Sacramento face flood danger

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posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 02:24 AM
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with news major flooding coming as sea levels rise above what experts where not predicting we see more areas affected by global change.now citys are being named as next flood areas.news below........


"Major urban centers like Sacramento, like Los Angeles, remain protected only at the margin. Engineers and scientists have got to be fully involved in this decision process, this political process," added Galloway, a retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 08:36 AM
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I live in St. Louis. The flood of '93 taught most people here a lesson, and they moved out of the flood plains. Then developers come in from out of town, and sell to people moving here from out of town. They quietly mention it's a flood plain to the potential buyer without really explaining what that could entail. Then the native St. Louisans just shake our heads, since we know what can happen.

If you're in STL long enough, you'll eventually see the billboards warning about companies, even large commercial ones, building in flood plains. They have commercials too. The point of these advertisements is too upset the local population that these people are going to be "stealing" your tax money when the next flood hits. Oh well, the information is out there, it's up to people to decide what to do with it.



posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by flukemol
with news major flooding coming as sea levels rise above what experts where not predicting we see more areas affected by global change.now citys are being named as next flood areas.news below........


"Major urban centers like Sacramento, like Los Angeles, remain protected only at the margin. Engineers and scientists have got to be fully involved in this decision process, this political process," added Galloway, a retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


reuters link

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do you know how soon its going to happen or anything? i was in sacaramento last week and there was alot of talk about it being under sealevel and all that



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 02:18 PM
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im sorry do not have the info.but there is alot of talk of sea levels rising in the news........



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 08:13 PM
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Sacramento's problem is not a rising sea level. It's high enough up so that is not the problem.

The city was built around the confluence of two major river systems with a system of levees to help protect the city during river flood stages. The danger is from river flooding, not the ocean.



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by Tripnastic
I live in St. Louis. The flood of '93 taught most people here a lesson, and they moved out of the flood plains. Then developers come in from out of town, and sell to people moving here from out of town. They quietly mention it's a flood plain to the potential buyer without really explaining what that could entail. Then the native St. Louisans just shake our heads, since we know what can happen.

Have you been to Chesterfield lately??Everything that was wiped out in the '93 flood and they built it back up to be even more crowded and more expensive
Some people just never learn



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