This book is beyond my price point to purchase, but I will promote it because it reminds me of Reg Dunkley, the meteorologist at Environment Canada, who was tasked with forensic investigations of extreme events for legal purposes. Rarely did he have reliable climate or hydrometric data for the time and place of an extreme event in a remote location. What he would rely on were reports of bridge failures and culvert washouts to determine the intensity, duration and spatial extent of events. Records of destruction may be an imprecise tool for measurement of streamflow and rainfall, but sometimes it is all that you have.

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