daniel swain

Headline |

Daniel Swain in Spectrum News: A ‘megaflood’ could be California’s next ‘big one’

Droughts, earthquakes and wildfires are natural disasters that occur in California. But the Golden State may have to prepare for another climatic event that hasn’t occurred since the 19th century. A new study from “Science Advances” says climate change is increasing the chances of a California megaflood, a catastrophic flooding event that has the potential to inundate neighborhoods and cities with high waters for miles and miles. Climate scientist Dr. Daniel Swain and his co-author Xingying Huang developed two megastorm scenarios called ARkHist and ARkFuture. ARkHist is based on historical climate data while ARkFuture considers climate change.