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Climate Change in my Community: Flash Floods and our Changing Climate by Lilly Jones

As the climate continues to change, we see changes to the hydrologic cycle occurring worldwide. This activity demonstrates the impact of increased precipitation on soils that can typically be found in different locations (sandy areas, clay soils, forested areas, agricultural land, land impacted by wildfire). This is an easy activity that can be used to demonstrate the hydrologic concepts of “infiltration and runoff”, and to begin conversations about floods and why they can occur. It pairs well with NCSE’s “Rising Tides” activity for longer programs.

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