"We are getting, on average, the same amount of rainfall annually. But the difference is that we are getting that rainfall very very quickly in a short period of time.


When we have a managed river, often that means that its straightened, its overly deepened, and then water rises because that river can’t connect to its flood plain.  When you do get these severe flood events, its much much worse because of that over engineering that’s happened over the last 100 years or so."

Dr. Neil Entwistle