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The world’s largest drain called ‘The Glory Hole’ was only expected to be in action every 50 years, but extreme weather has ramped up its use to twice in 24 months

The world’s largest drain is situated in Northern California. It’s called the Morning Glory Spillway, or “The Glory Hole.” It empties water from the Monticello Dam in Lake Berryessa to prevent flooding. Although it was built to empty water once every 50 years, severe weather has meant it’s been used […]
The world’s largest drain called ‘The Glory Hole’ was only expected to be in action every 50 years, but extreme weather has ramped up its use to twice in 24 months
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PHOTOS: Wild weather and heavy rain have caused chaos across Sydney

A low pressure system sweeping across Sydney has caused widespread flooding, and road and rail closures across the city as a month’s worth of rainfall came down in just 90 minutes. The inclement weather is set to continue throughout the day, with the SES responding to nearly 300 calls, including […]
PHOTOS: Wild weather and heavy rain have caused chaos across Sydney
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California is due for a mega-flood that could force 1.5 million people to evacuate and cause $725 billion in damage — and it would hit Silicon Valley hard

A report from the US Geological Survey and a new book from Lucy Jones, an esteemed seismologist, say that an extreme storm could hit California. Dubbed ARkStorm, the disaster would overwhelm flood-control systems, force 1.5 million people to evacuate, inundate 25% of California’s land, and cause $US725 billion in damage. […]
California is due for a mega-flood that could force 1.5 million people to evacuate and cause $725 billion in damage  —  and it would hit Silicon Valley hard