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Dr. Ashley Payne's research featured in article about potential California "megaflood"

Posted: December 22, 2017

Dr. Ashley Payne's research featured in article about potential California
U-M President’s Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ashley Payne's work is featured in a new article about the impact of atmospheric rivers on the US west coast. The Weather.com article, The Flood That Could Change Everything, talks about the role that this phenomenon might play in a California "megaflood" scenario that could wreak havoc on the state's environment. 
 
From the article: 
 
"On the first day the storm will seem just like the others.

"But once the water starts falling on Southern California this time, it won’t stop. Not for a day. Not for two days. Not even three. For 10 days the water will fall and hit the earth until the earth there can no longer contain it.

"California’s first megaflood in more than a century has only just begun."