April 19 Daily Question: Rate of Return for a Flood Event

NCEES Civil PE Specification V.C.: Storm Characteristics


Municipal records show a flood devastated a rural town 40 years ago. Risk assessors employed by the town have determined that the probability a flood of the same magnitude will not occur over the next 20 years is 80%. In nearly how many years would you anticipate a similar flood event to occur from present?

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