Water is a powerful mother and our dams do all their might in trying to control it but sometimes they need to pump some of that out. This is them doing that in the video. Or well, that’s what the dam is trying to do. The floodwater looks more like it’s exploding away.
Rising sea-levels will someday put several American cities completely, or partially, underwater. Here are the U.S. cities that could be submerged by sea-levels in approximately 200 years—and what you can expect for your own city in the future.
With the news today that we should almost certainly see the predicted monster El Niño through the upcoming winter and spring, people are wondering what to expect. The answer is flooding. So much flooding.
An analysis of 583 cultures shows that challenging environmental conditions, such as floods and famines, lead cultures to adopt beliefs in moralizing, high gods. The research may help explain how and why certain religions emerged, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
What would happen to your home if water levels in the Great Lakes rose six feet? A new predictor from NOAA lets you see exactly what any change in water levels from either six feet above or below current levels in the Great Lakes would mean for the surrounding Midwest properties — whether they get parched or flooded.
Boston, like a number of coastal cities, is facing a tricky problem in the coming years: Sea levels are rising, and rising quickly, leaving cities more and more at risk for intense flooding. Could building a canal system help keep Boston high and dry?
Maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two-and-a-half feet since the mid-19th century. That means the chances of water spilling over the Manhattan seawall are at least 20 times greater than they were 170 years ago.
More than half of all hurricane-related deaths are caused by storm surges, yet few consider it a factor when trying to decide whether or not to evacuate their homes. But starting this hurricane season, national forecasters will warn people using color-coded storm surge maps.
In Colorado, rainfall characterized by the National Weather Service as "biblical" has left thousands homeless, hundreds missing and at least eight people dead. Among the hardest-hit cities has been Boulder, which last week catapulted from a dry spell into its wettest year on record in the span of just five days.
New sensor technologies and computer algorithms that allow us to predict earthquakes, floods and famines before they happen. So now we're safe, right? Wrong. The big question is how we'll use this information, and whether we can warn people in time.
Off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria's biggest city, there is a slum called Makoko that suffers from occasional flooding. Now this neglected area could go from shantytown to a city of the future.
10,000 years ago, at a time when humans recorded historical events by telling mythical stories that got passed from one generation to the next, huge parts of the North American continent were deluged by massive walls of water. They were, as geologist David R. Montgomery writes in this month's Discover magazine,…
During the fall and winter, you can hike along the trails of Austria's Grüner See (or Green Lake) park. But as spring comes on, the snows melt down from the surrounding mountains, turning the area into a beautiful lake where scuba divers can see what above-ground scenes look like underwater.
You may have seen this strange tableau in Pakistan a wee while back, but it never ceases to be absolutely amazing. In the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia, rising floodwaters have forced uncountable spiders to seek shelter on higher ground. Sprawling spiderwebs have overtaken bushes, shrubs, fields,…
Since this summer, a particularly strong monsoon season has caused dangerous floodwaters to raise across Thailand. These waters have killed over 500 people and caused several billion dollars in property damage already. In cities like Bangkok, residents have adjusted to the rising waters by flood-proofing their…
I'm not sure what filmmakers Olivier Campagne and Vivien Balzi were attempting to achieve with their atmospheric short movie 5:45 am, but it certainly should appeal to those who were partial to the opening scenes of 28 Days Later.
In this video captured yesterday in Toowoomba, Australia, the city's East Creek rises dramatically after 6 inches of rain falls in 30 minutes. The waters easily carry away parked cars. Watch this jarring footage taken from a nearby office building.
A massive water wall churned its way down Florida's Suwannee River earlier this year, making this one of the biggest flood seasons ever for that state. Now we've got images of the Florida rivers that ate farms and roads.