Source: Purdue University


If average temperatures rise, as they are expected to do, over the next 60 years, many Midwestern states will face winter and spring flooding, according to a Purdue University researcher.


Keith Cherkauer, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, ran simulation models that show Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan could see as much as 28 percent more precipitation by the year 2070, with much of that coming in the winter and spring. His projections also show drier summer and fall seasons.


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