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Wild rice grows along the edges of the Kakagon River in Wisconsin. Joe Proudman/Courtesy of University of California Davis hide caption

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Climate Change Threatens Midwest's Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

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A screenshot from a video posted by the City of Lynchburg shows water flowing over Lakeside Drive, which runs atop the College Lake Dam in the Virginia city. City of Lynchburg via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Debris and cars clog the Patapsco River in Ellicott City, Md., after flooding on May 27 that killed one person and destroyed much of the town's Main Street. David McFadden/AP hide caption

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More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities

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After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Hurricanes Are Moving More Slowly, Which Means More Damage

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Flooding in Boston's North End during a nor'easter storm on Friday. A new government report suggests floods will become more common over the next century. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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New Report Predicts Rising Tides, More Flooding

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A family evacuated their apartment complex in west Houston, where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30th. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

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Residents handle aftermath of hurricane with resilience, humor and spirit. Jaylyn Rosario stands on makeshift barrier to prevent flooding of her home on Avenida Esteves, piled high with sand and debris washed in from a creek. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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Flooding in Immokalee, Fla., after Hurricane Irma hit was still present days afterward. Public health officials say that even after waters recede, issues such as mold and mosquitos can remain. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Whitlee Hurd, the mother of five children, walks through her damaged home in northeast Houston. "This is my child's room but I can't have them sleep here now because the window is open," she says. "We told the maintenance man but he won't help us." Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Christine Garcia relaxes with her 8-year-old daughter Mia in the Channelview High School gym. It's been turned into an evacuation shelter for victims of flooding from Harvey. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Houston School Superintendent Says A Lot Of Work Ahead To Open Schools

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Parts of Houston remain flooded, but most hospitals are up and running, according to Darrell Pile, CEO of the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, which manages the catastrophic medical operations center in Houston. Marcus Yam/LA Times/Getty Images hide caption

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In Houston, Most Hospitals 'Up And Fully Functional'

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Dwayne Boudreaux Jr., owner of the Circle Food Store in New Orleans, dumps out dirty water that was vacuumed up from the store on Monday, after severe flooding over the weekend. The city's pumps were not fully functional, officials now acknowledge. Boudreaux told a local news station that the last time he saw waters rise so high was during Hurricane Katrina. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Louisiana resident David Key rides away after reviewing the damage to his home. Federal officials have expanded a disaster declaration after flooding in the state damaged tens of thousands of homes and left nine people dead. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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Louis Fernandez walks along a flooded Collins Avenue in Miami Beach in September 2015. The city is tackling sea-level rise by rebuilding roads and installing new storm sewers and pumps. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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As Waters Rise, Miami Beach Builds Higher Streets And Political Willpower

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Bo Sailor watches Thursday as high surf crashes into the seawall before spilling onto Channel Drive in Montecito, Calif. An ocean-water-quality advisory was issued for the area after a number of December and early-January storms pummeled Southern California with heavy rainfall. Mike Eliason/AP hide caption

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U.S. Weather Wet And Wild In 2015, Though No Big Hurricanes

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Two cars are submerged in floodwaters in a park in Kimmswick, Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency because of widespread flooding around the state, which has closed many roads. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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