Report: One in Five Schools Face Moderate or High Flood Risk

Over one in five K-12 California schools are at a high or moderate risk of flooding, according to an analysis from EdSource.  

EdSource has published an interactive map of school flood risk based on FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer database. You can search by district here.  

Tulare and the San Joaquin basins in the Central Valley will be at extreme risk in the coming months, according to experts. 

“We’re looking at a pretty epic spring in those places. We’re really going to see some considerable hardship in these small rural communities once this snow begins to melt,” Jeffrey Mount with the Public Policy Institute of California told EdSource in an interview.

The snowpack in the southern Sierra is 300% above its average measurement for this time of year.