Trends in Flood Magnitude

Trends in Flood Magnitude

Trend magnitude (triangle size) and direction (green = increasing trend, brown = decreasing trend) of annual flood magnitude from the 1920s through 2008. Local areas can be affected by land-use change (such as dams). Most significant are the increasing trend for floods in the Midwest and Northeast and the decreasing trend in the Southwest. (Figure source: Peterson et al. 2013e15600d0-290f-44e2-9b58-9ffd295ee6d2).

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Observations, Extreme Events