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Environment: The Grade 10 Project

Websites:
Living On Earth Podcasts

Life After People The website of the History Channel program

Websites: Flooding
Federal Emergency Management Agency The federal agency charged with building and supporting the nation's emergency management system.

FloodSmart The official site of the National Flood Insurance Program.

World Health Organization: Flooding and Communicable Disease Fact Sheet

American Red Cross: Flood and Flash Flood Information

WaterWatch Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow.

Dartmouth Flood Observatory "This site is a research tool for detection, mapping, measurement, and analysis of extreme flood events world-wide using satellite remote sensing. The Observatory provides yearly catalogs, maps, and images of river floods, from 1985 to the present."

DisasterSafety Created by the Institute for Business and Home Safety, this site focuses on the safety of buildings before, during, and after disasters. Includes information on making homes resistant to flood damage.

New York Times Topic: Floods

Great Flood of 1927
American Experience: Fatal Flood The companion website to the film Fatal Flood.

Flood of 1927 A short archival film of the 1927 Mississippi flooding, created by the US Army Signal Corps.

National Geographic: The Great Flood Noted historian Stephen Ambrose writes about the great Mississippi flood of 1927.

Great Flood of 1993
The Great Flood of 1993 The United States Geological Survey provides images and information from the flood of 1993.

New York Times: The Great Flood of 1993 The New York Times Topics page gathers articles and resources on the 1993 floods.

Databases
The Gale Student Resource Center has hundreds of articles on flood topics. Make sure you click on the subject heading "Flood" on the left sidebar to narrow your results. Narrow your results further by clicking on the other subjects in the sidebar.

Check the New York Times Historical Newspapers database for historical information about the 1927 flood and the 1993 flood. This database includes the entire New York Times from 1851 to the present.

Books
Rising Tide : The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, by John M. Berry. 977.03 BAR

Flood, by Champ Clark. OVERSIZE O-551.48 CLA

Embankments, Dams, and Slopes : Lessons from the New Orleans Levee Failures and Other Current Issues 2007, by American Society of Civil Engineers.

Design and Construction of Levees, by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, by Office of History; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Deep'N As It Come : The 1927 Mississippi River Flood, by Pete Daniel.

Rivers by Design : State Power And the Origins of U.S. Flood Control, by Karen O'Neill.

Mississippi River, The Commercial Highway Of The Nation : The Improvement of Its Navigation and the Control of Its Flood Waters,
by Frank Tompkins.

Video
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer: Flooding in the Midwest

News Channel 5 Reports: The Great Flood of '93 VC 977.033 GRE

Flood Watch '93 VC 977.033 FLO

Fatal Flood A fascinating look at the 1927 flooding and how it shaped racial relations in the south.

Tale of Two Rivers

Nova: Flood!