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Mississippi RiverFlood 1993: CaseStudy 3By: David Kay and Tsz Yau Luk
IntroductionThe nature disaster of Mississippi River Flood:The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Floodof 1993 occurred in the American Midwest,along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers andtheir tributaries, from May to October 1993.One of the most remarkable aspects of the1993 flood was its duration. From May throughSeptember, major flooding occurred acrossNorth Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas,Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, andIllinois.
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Background-The Mississippi River drains approximately 40percent of the continental United States andportions of two Canadian provinces, Ontarioand Manitoba.-The flood was among the most costly anddevastating to ever occur in the United States,with $15 billion in damages.-Uniquely extreme weather and hydrologicconditions led to the flood of 1993. The stagewas set in 1992 with a wet fall which resultedin above normal soil moisture and reservoirlevels in the Missouri and Upper MississippiRiver basins. The Great Flood of 1993 waswide spread covering nine states and 400,000square miles, and lasting at some locations fornearly 200 days.
ScienceDuring the summer of 1993, the UpperMidwest experienced extremely high amountsof rainfall.

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