Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Current design standards for U.S. hydrologic infrastructure are not adequate for addressing the increased frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, according to a report published last month in Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers studied a variety of regions in the country and found that the growing number of severe weather events could overwhelm outdated infrastructure, including stormwater systems, dams, and retention ponds. …