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An Overview of Santa Vegas

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Santa Vegas has an average estimated population of 225,000. Geographically, it is composed of steep, mountainous terrain intersected by a river, flowing from northwest to southeast. Between the source of the river and its mouth, it widens, forming Lake Vegas. It then drains into the (Unnamed) Ocean. In the southeast, the scenic coastline dominates.

The river is crossed only 4 times:

  1. The northernmost crossing consists of a pair of road bridges. The main road connection is 4 lanes each direction and the secondary connection is 1 lane each direction with tram tracks;
  2. The second crossing connects the island in Lake Vegas with the commercial zone via a pair of one-way 2 lane highways;
  3. The third and most vital crossing is a pair of highway bridges at the base of the lake carrying north-south traffic across;
  4. The final crossing is a 1 lane (in each direction) road at the mouth of the river connecting two monuments on each side.

The remainder of the map consists of mainly mountainous terrain bounded by low-lying coastal plains. The easternmost dense development (Washington region) is particularly vulnerable to flooding due to the low elevation and immediately coastal location. Across the Bay--in the area of the southernmost river crossing--the industrial region here is prone to flooding despite the seawalls. Drainage is generally quick and the region rebuilds with ease. Finally, the most vulnerable region for tsunami impact is just north of the Washington region where there is a small lagoon. When a tsunami impacts the region--no matter its direction--the shape of the lagoon creates ripples and rebounds the energy of the water, often pushing water back into areas just affected by water. Further north, east of the International Airport, a recent major tsunami inundated the airport and surrounding developments; something that had not previously occurred. Fortunately, tsunamis will not flow any further than about the middle of Forrest Park due to a waterfall in the river; the elevation change is (luckily) too great for even the most extreme tsunamis.

 

Apologies, these screenshots were taken during a tsunami event.

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Please, comment with any questions you might have!



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