United States: Flood warnings at risk as cuts to critical gauges loom

Climate Central: This is the first in an occasional Climate Central series on how reduced funding for scientific observations is affecting climate and weather research and forecasting. On Sept. 7, 2011, a record deluge associated with Tropical Storm Lee struck Binghamton, N.Y., dumping 7.5 inches of rain in a 24-hour period -- the most the city had ever seen in such a short time. Weather forecasters, emergency managers and rescue teams knew the nearby Susquehanna River was already rising from an unusually wet......

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