“Study: mild floods are declining, but intense floods are on the rise”

“… What this study does is to show, using just data and no model projections, that flood risk is indeed increasing but at the rare to very-rare flood end. The milder floods that are more of a nuisance than a threat to property and lives, are actually decreasing. This is worse news than before though, as it is these milder floods that make up the bulk of the refill to our water supply reservoirs.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/sep/08/study-mild-floods-are-declining-but-intense-floods-are-on-the-rise