December 27, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Flooding in all quarters. Decades worth of erosion in a few weeks. Devastating landslides and avalanches. Hurricane force winds and tree falls. Road, power, and business outages. And then the real impacts to Lake and ecosystems begin…
It sounds like the script to an apocalyptic movie, but the ARkStorm scenario described by USGS hazards experts could really happen. Learn more about ARkStorm Impacts at Lake Tahoe with Dale Cox and Michael Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences starting at 6 p.m. on January 31.
An ARkStorm event would be catastrophic – but it does not have to be. The USGS is now working with local communities to use the science, technology, expertise and meteorological data behind the ARkStorm scenario to test the resiliency of communities and expose vulnerabilities usually only realized following catastrophic events. Modeling such an extreme event allows officials at all levels to be prepared when disaster strikes.
Dale A. Cox is Regional Hazards Coordinator for the USGS Pacific Region and Region IX Chair of the Department of Interior, Regional Emergency Coordination Council. Michael Dettinger is a research hydrologist for the USGS and a research associate at the Climate, Atmospheric Sciences and Physical oceanography Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif.
ARkStorm Impacts at Lake Tahoe with Dale Cox and Michael Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, January 31, 2013
No-host bar opens 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins 6 p.m.
Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on SNC campus, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
$5 donation suggested
For more information, please contact Heather Segale, 775-881-7562.