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: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Special Interest: Hazards
Earth System Topics: Hydrology:Surface Water, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:WaterKeyword: Mississippi River Basin