Ch 9 Floods

Ch 9 Floods - Running water Floods and flood control Floods...

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Running water Floods and flood control Floods are the most common and most destructive geologic hazard Causes of flooding Result from naturally occurring and human- induced factors
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Running water Floods and flood control Types of floods Regional floods Flash floods Ice-jam floods Dam failure
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Satellite view of the Missouri River flowing into the Mississippi River near St. Louis
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Same satellite view during flooding in 1993
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Running water Floods and flood control Flood control Engineering efforts » Artificial levees » Flood-control Dams » Channelization Nonstructural approach through sound floodplain management
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A Stream Gaging Station
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Locations of U.S. Geological Survey stream-gaging stations that are used by the National Weather Service to develop river forecasts.
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Observed and computer model estimates of river stage and selected model updates for the Rappahannock River at Remington, Va., during the flood of June 1995.
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Flooding of the Ohio, 1997
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OHIO RIVER AT CINCINNATI. ..NUMBER OF CRESTS ABOVE
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2008 for the course GS 100 taught by Professor Leavell during the Spring '06 term at Ohio State.

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Ch 9 Floods - Running water Floods and flood control Floods...

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