Extreme Storms Are Extreme Eroders


The storm that swept across the Rockies in September 2013 unleashed huge amounts of sediment downstream, doing the work of a century of erosion.

Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.

The 2013 floods caused massive damage, including to this road near Jamestown, Colorado. (Credit: Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

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