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Fallacy of the 500-year Flood: A Cautionary Note on Flood Frequency Analysis

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Torrential rainfall from hurricanes Dennis and Floyd produced the great flood of 1999 for North Carolina. Many accounts touted the event as \"the flood of the century\" and reported the probability of experiencing such an event as one in 400 or 500 years. Although the magnitude of the flood is unquestionable, to assign such a definition to the flood provides an opportunity to reexamine flood frequency analysis and the accuracy of recurrence interval estimates.
North Carolina Geographer (NoCar F 254.8 N67), Vol. 8 Issue , 2000, p29-40, map, bibl, f