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Kansas Inland Flooding

Kansas earns its worst grade for inland flooding and falls in the bottom five states for its level of preparedness. While it has done a lot to prepare for its current inland flooding risks, the state has taken almost no steps to address future changes in these risks.

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For more information on how prepared Kansas is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Kansas taking action?

  • Kansas has done very little to understand how climate change could affect inland flooding in the state and almost no efforts to begin to prepare for changes
  • As with its other climate threats, Kansas has taken strong action to prepare for current risks and impacts through its State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Emergency Operations Plan
  • However, Kansas does not have sector-specific programs that aim to reduce impacts from inland flooding

Did you know...

  • The number of very heavy downpours falling in Kansas has been increasing since the 1950s
  • Kansas is projected to see a 15 percent increase in its inland flooding threat by 2050