Having lived through the 1993 flood (Does that make me old?), the flooding this year has brought back some memories. This article, which I read several years ago (and had to relocate for this blog) was the one article that still stands out today.
“Mississippi and Missouri River Flood Levels Underestimated” by Kara LeBeau at the Geological Society of America. The title pretty much says it all.
This other article, “Intensified Development Raises Catastrophic Flood Risk around the U.S., Experts Say” by Andrew Bridges via the Associated Press at ENN is a much more current article that I happened to stumble upon while looking for the first article. I thought it makes good food for though.