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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Muddy Waters: Defining the 100-Year Flood

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When used properly, the term “100-year flood” means there is a 1-in-100, or 1 percent, chance of a flood occurring in a certain area in any given year. This is the flood standard scientists use to predict floods. The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program provides online tools for viewing flood-hazard areas, and to help communities be prepared.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 2, Spring 2017, p28-31, il, por, map