What are the Signs of a 100-Year Flood Event?

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What are the usual signs on the landscape left by a 100-year flood event?

Key Takeaways

We get a bench in the landscape. It is created by deposits of flood silt on both sides of the valley and river, and the two opposing benches will be level with one another.

The 100-year event creates the highest bench, but down the slope, there will be evidence of 10-year events and even annual events.

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