Do Droughts Make Floods Worse?

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The answer isn’t as simple as you might think!
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One statistician famously said, “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” And even something as simple as the flow of water into the soil has so many complexities to keep track of. Like most answers to simple questions in engineering and in life: the answer is that it’s complicated.

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