Preparing D.C. for a megaflood

Tuesday - 9/7/2010, 9:40am EDT

Phil Turnipseed, hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey.

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Massive flooding continues to devastate Pakistan. Meanwhile, one federal agency is helping the nation's capital prepare for the possibility of its own megaflood. The U.S. Geological Survey recently hosted a lecture on extreme flooding and tips for reducing your loss. It was part of a monthly series of public lectures focused on science topics that matter to local communities. Federal hydrologist Phil Turnipseed was a presenter at the session on megafloods. He joined the Federal Drive to explain why these lectures are important to the USGS mission.