Floods can be destructive to humans and the natural environment, but they also help to drive biodiversity and are essential to the functioning of many ecosystems.
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Climatology, Earth Science, Geography, Physical Geography
In 1931, water overwhelmed the banks of the Yangtze and Huai Rivers, resulting in the Central China flood. Killing at least hundreds of thousands and potentially millions of people, it was one of the worst flooding events in recorded history. Here, people near the Yangtze River are shown.
Photograph from Adrienne Livesey, Elaine Ryder, and Irene Brien
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September 8, 2022
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