Monday, March 17, 2008

2008 Flood Prediction

I recall the floods of 93 and how much devastation they brought. I also recall one of the largest causes for the floods of 93. It was record snowfall in places like the rockies. As that snow melted, the ground became saturated and there was substantial run-off into the rivers. Basically, the cup was full. Couple this with large rainfall totals in the spring and summer, and you get floods. I see the same happening this year. When the snow melts, it will swell the rivers and streams, and the cool moist weather patterns will continue, allow for above normal rainfall and you have the recipe for a repeat performance in 08. This will add wonderful fuel to the economic fire of rising crop prices.

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