5/17/2020 #kihei #impervious #paving #flooding
From Scientific American May 15, 2020:
Expanding Paved Areas Has an Outsize Effect on Urban Flooding
Researchers have finally been able to pinpoint just how much impervious surfaces exacerbate flood levels
Now a study published in March in Geophysical Research Letters has found that, on average across the U.S., every time a city expands roads, sidewalks or parking lots by one percentage point, the annual flood magnitude in nearby waterways increases by 3.3 percent.
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