It may seem like a distant worry amid severe drought, but according to a report issued last week, Kings County would be seriously affected by a serious flood that happens about every 100 years.

The 25-page report, issued by the insurance company Lloyd's, found that more than 30 percent of Kings County's approximately 2.2 million acres of land would be submerged in a once-in-100-year flood event.

The calculation assumes high flows on the Kings River that, on average, would be expected to happen one percent of the time.

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