Small Towns, Big Flood Waters

The Bad River in northern Wisconsin.
The Bad River in northern Wisconsin. (Joe Proudman/UC Davis)

Climate change is bringing more water to people’s doorsteps, devastating communities. Entire towns are moving to escape rising waters. But how do towns address these growing threats and still retain their sense of community?

To find out, flood expert Nicholas Pinter, a professor at the University of California, Davis, and his team are visiting dozens of communities across the Midwest  that have moved entirely off the floodplain in a concept called "managed retreat."

Read the full, multimedia story of two of those towns--one in Illinois, the other in Wisconsin--at UC Davis Science & Climate,

Pinter discusses this research and takes questions on May 22 via livestream on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube during an interview with "UC Davis Live" at 10:45 am PT/1:45pm ET. 



This copy was updated May 24 to include the livestream link on Youtube. 

Media Resources

Kat Kerlin, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-750-9195,

Press kit including images of Valmeyer and Odanah. 

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