Regents Professor Vic Baker Featured in High Country News

Photo Regents Professor Victor Baker
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Regents Professor Vic Baker's ongoing research in paleohydrology has been featured in a High Country News article, "Have we underestimated the West's superfloods? Scientists warn that enormous floods may be more likely than we thought--and the Oroville Dam and others weren't built to withstand them." 

By combing the Colorado River, the Green River, and others in the Southwest for sediment deposits and other flood evidence and then carbon-dating the results, Baker has concluded that the short-term record severely underestimates the size and frequency of large floods. Read more at the High Country News website.