Have Flood Controls on the Mississippi River Been Successful?

Exploring Earth, TERC

This section of the Exploring Earth project addresses the question of flood control along the Mississippi River. The site discusses the structures used in flood control, the Mississippi River, the history of flooding and control along the Mississippi River and new approaches to flood control.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Special Interest: Hazards
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Hydrology:Surface Water
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface WaterKeyword: Mississippi River Basin