Flooding in the French Broad River Watershed: Past, Present, and Future


Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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170 Lyman St.
Asheville, NC 28801

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Renee Fortner- Watershed Resources Coordinator

Join us as James Fox of NEMAC discusses historical floods of the French Broad River and what climate change may mean for future flooding. We will also discuss what our regional government is doing to prepare for the next big flood and simple things residents can do at home. Come learn from one of the most respected flood experts in the area!

James (Jim) Fox is the Director for UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC). In that position, he serves as the team leader and principal investigator for several major collaborations, including the USDA Forest Service's Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC), NOAA’s Climate Program Office and National Centers for Environmental Information, the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies. Jim is also a member of the City of Asheville's Flood Damage Reduction Task Force