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Notorious storms getting worse, cause billions in damage across California

December 05, 2019

In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, scientists found that from 1978 to 2017, atmospheric rivers caused $42.6 billion in flood damage in 11 Western states - 84% of the estimated total water-related damage of $50.8 billion. That's roughly $1.1 billion in damage done by atmospheric rivers every year