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Two streams, two stories... How Humans Alter Floods and Streams
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
An activity/lab where students determine the changes in 100-year flood determinations for 2 streams over time.
River Flooding and Erosion
Bill Dupre, University of Houston-University Park
Students take a real-life situation (river flooding and erosion), use real flood and map data, and make predictions and recommendations as to what to do to help alleviate the problem.
Floods on the Minnesota River
Ben Laabs, SUNY College at Geneseo
Students download and manipulate data from historical floods on the Minnesota River (could be done for any river) and use to establish a flood hazard zone for St. Peter, Minnesota. This lab was developed by ...
Monument Creek hydraulics project
Eric Leonard, Colorado College
This is a several-part field and computer-based project that involves students in measurement of stream-channel geometry, basic stream-hydraulics calculations, and flood-frequency analysis. Its primary strengths ...
Analyzing your Hometown Stream using On-line USGS NWIS Data
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University
Students analyze discharge records of streams or rivers of interest to them using on-line USGS NWIS data.
Flood Curves Lecture Tutorial
Jessica Smay, San Jose City College; Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
This Lecture Tutorial worksheet guides students through thinking about the effects humans have on infiltration, and how that effects the duration and severity of floods. It is designed to be used in groups after a brief lecture introducing surface and ground water flow into a stream.
Rivers: Short In-class Activity
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Images of the James River in Virginia, including one at flood stage, and of potholes, all of which can be used to have the students make observations, estimates, and interpretations. -
Stream Gages and GIS
Utilize the online GIS of the USGS real-time stream gage network to introduce basic concepts of data-driven maps and GIS. This exercise can be used independently or with other hydrology exercises. -
Discussion worksheets for popular literature readings on river processes and policy
Scott Rice-Snow, Ball State University
These five worksheets guide student preparation for in-class discussion of reading assignments from Life on the Mississippi, Cadillac Desert, and The Control of Nature.
Flooding in the Finger Lakes Region, NY
Tara Curtin, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Floods over time: death vs. destruction
Anna Tary, Bentley University
This exercise looks at the dollar losses and deaths caused by flooding in the US, and at the causes of, and relationships between the two trends.
Quantitative Classroom Exercises
Steven Schafersman, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, The
The four exercises give students an opportunity to use their knowledge of graphs, algebra, and maps to solve simple geological problems.
Determining the 100-year floodplain of the Chippewa River
Bianca Pedersen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
In this in-class activity recurrence intervals are calculated for ten flooding events on the Chippewa River near Eau Claire Wisconsin. The students use 1:24000 topographic maps to determine the extent of the ...
1993 Missouri River Flood Exercise
John Bartley, Muskegon Community College
An exercise on the effects of flooding that took place in the upper Mississippi River drainage basin in 1993, using before and after satellite images.
Rivers and Flooding Lab
Laurel Senft, Westchester Community College
Understand flooding - why it occurs, how to measure the size and frequency of a flood, the relationship between size and flooding, and how human activity can increase the frequency of flooding events.