So when are folks going to move out of flood plains? Or is that an impolite question.
I recall while living several years in Sillery, every spring la riviere Chaudiere would flood, folks would scream for assistance and then the hands would go out for financial help.
The Quebec provincial government essentially absorbed much of the risk, perpetuating the problem.
Science is not common sense. Much of it is devoted to a systematic documentation of what we do not know and understand.