‘100-Year-Flood’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

By | May 16, 2018

he flooded Clark Fork River in the Schmidt Road area of Missoula, May 15, 2018. MISSOULA COUNTY

Montana Public Radio has a story that begins…

When the weather gets dramatic, the big-picture descriptions come out: a 50-year storm, a hundred-year flood, a thousand-year floodplain. But it can get confusing when the numbers don’t really mean what they sound like to the non-statisticians among us who hear them.

For example: a hundred-year flood doesn’t mean that it’s breaking a 100-year-old record.

Read the full story here.

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