The ’200 year flood’ is a theoretical massive rainstorm that experts have predicted will occur once every 200 years in California. They believe that one of these storms would be more devastating than a large earthquake along the San Andreas fault, flooding around 9 million homes. The director of the U.S. Geological Society called the situation ‘hypothetical but very plausible,’ and said that she would like to see California begin to take precautionary measures.
Adding to the above comment, California is definitely trying to take steps towards proper flood risk and control management. A major flood right now would be particularly risky seeing that the levee and the flood system as a whole need to be updated with minimal funding allocated for such updates. You’ll see from the diagram below that managing the risk is being approached collectively and from a steb-by-step plan.
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