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Lab12_Floods - FLOOD HAZARDS! The most likely geologic...

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FLOOD HAZARDS! FLOOD HAZARDS! The most likely geologic hazard to devastate the East Coast The most likely geologic hazard to devastate the East Coast
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Before 1872, the Potomac River used to flow in front of the Washington Monument. Land between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument is man-made!
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Floods are expected to rise the water level over the banks of the Potomac at Great Falls~12 years (we are overdue! ) Had a large flood that almost crested the banks of the Potomac in March 2010 1996 Flood waters at Great Falls 1996 Flood waters at Great Falls
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Flood Hazards can cause: City power outages Waste water treatment plant failure contaminate city drinking water Transportation problems Fallen trees Flooded streets (safety) Property damage Street flooding in Washington during the Flood of August 11, 2001
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Flood Hazard Mitigation Hill at the Washington Monument actually designed as a levee to protect downtown D.C. from flooding National Capital Planning Commission to install
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course GEOL 110 taught by Professor Centorbi during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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