OC: Flooding: Cause and Effect

A detailed investigation of the costliest and deadliest of natural hazards in the United States. Topics covered include types of rain events that produce flooding, the different types of floods and examples of each. Dangers associated with floods, obvious and hidden are examined as are methods of predicting floods including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow data, and concluding with a brief discussion of floodplains.