Grater Rate Flood Case Study

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As described in the Vancouver Sun article the flood was triggered by a unusual warm temperature and a storm dropping in total 148mm of rainfall in all of Chilliwack vicinity and 85mm specifically in Hope. Climate was considerably warmer melting the snow, which was carried away by the rain from the rock-covered hill above the highway. It is know that the warmer your temperature in your location the grater rate of weathering will occur, which is exactly what happened in Hope. It was described by Pete Teilmann that it was a wet and muddy day January 9th 2002, with a abnormally high temperature than a regular day in January.

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