Flooding around the world (3 July edition)

A post by Anne JeffersonHere is a brief update on the floods I covered in the last edition of flooding around the world. Note that there has also been flooding in Xiengkoung, Viengtian, Boolikhamxay, and Xayaboury provinces of Laos, as a result of heavy rainfall from a tropical storm; in Russia’s Khabarovsk region (Kiya and Khor rivers), from heavy rainfall; and in the Philippines’ Davao city, from heavy rainfall.

China and the Yangtze River

The U.S. Corps of Engineers increased the output of the Gavins Point Dam spillway to 150, 000 cubic feet per second June 14, 2011. The flow was increased to help regulate the Missouri River due to record snow and rain fall earlier this year. (SDNG photo by Master Sgt. Donald Matthews)

Flow from the Gavins Point Dam spillway was 150, 000 cubic feet per second on June 14, 2011. (SDNG photo by Master Sgt. Donald Matthews, image on Flickr)

Missouri River

The Souris River, continues to flow over Minot, N.D. flood levees June 23, as the water begins to inundate residential neighborhoods. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

The Souris River, continues to flow over Minot, N.D. flood levees June 23, as the water begins to inundate residential neighborhoods. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp, image from Flickr)

Souris River

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  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Time for an update? It seems to me there have been a number of other great flood situations — Salt Lake City, a couple in Africa — that you didn’t cover. And updates on the others.

    How do you resist the temptation to comment on global warming with these reports?

    • No blogging on floods or otherwise until next month. I’m traveling without easy access to news or internet. But if there are particular flood stories which you think deserve attention, please do include some links in this comment thread, and I’ll check them out this fall.

      As for climate change….the theme does come up from time to time (e.g., Was the flooding in Pakistan predictable?)

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