Probable maximum precipitation (PMP), defined as the largest rainfall depth that could physically occur under a series of adverse atmospheric conditions, has been an important design criterion for critical infrastructures such as dams and nuclear power plants.
A member of Cal Fire, right, talks to workers on the Oroville Dam project in front of the main spillway in Oroville, California, fears for which forced the evaucation of 200,000 people in February. America is literally falling apart. The most authoritative report of the nation's infrastructure gave
America is literally falling apart. The most authoritative report of the nation's infrastructure gave the country's crumbling roads, bridges, dams, schools and other essential underpinnings a D+ grade on Thursday. Not a single element of America's framework received an A grade. The American Society of Civil Engineers' quadrennial infrastructure "report card" painted a grim picture of the US's backbone.