Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, not climate change, scientist says

Watts Up With That?

Remember when some low caliber science pundits immediately jumper on the “climate change” bandwagon of blame? It turns out that as usual, they were wrong. This new study shows extreme flooding on Meramec and Mississippi rivers in late December cannot be blamed solely on 3-day rain, “channelization” of river was a major factor, according to the study

From WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

Intersection of Interstate 44 and Route 141 in St. Louis County, Mo., on Dec. 30, 2015. Water levels more than 4 feet higher than previous record floods closed a 20-mile stretch of the highway. CREDIT Copyright Sid Hastings. Intersection of Interstate 44 and Route 141 in St. Louis County, Mo., on Dec. 30, 2015. Water levels more than 4 feet higher than previous record floods closed a 20-mile stretch of the highway. CREDIT Copyright Sid Hastings.

At the end of December 2015, a huge storm named “Goliath” dumped 9-10 inches of rain in a belt across the central United States, centered just southwest of St. Louis, most of it in a three-day downpour.

The rain blanketed the Meramec Basin, an area of 4,000 square…

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