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Primary Effects
50 people died
62,000 families were evacuated
72,000 homes were flooded
70% of levees were damaged
55 towns were wrecked
6 million acres of farmland was flooded
Secondary Effects
- River traffic halted for several months this cost
businesses lots of money
- Crop losses were put at $2.6 billion
+ in the long term fertile silt from the river made fields
more fertile and productive but for many months the
land was waterlogged so new crops couldn't be planted.…read more

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of these help
save lives in
the short term.
Response Nature + Detail
Dams and
LONG TERM: by building a series of Dams with reservoirs behind them engineers had a great ability
to control future flood water. Reservoirs store extra water that would normally cause flooding.
Levees (river banks) SHORT TERM: by making the banks stronger they are less likely to collapse and let flood water pour
made stronger out onto nearby towns.…read more

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Task Instructions
1 Read the sheet carefully. Write a definition in
your own words of each of the key terms shown
as bold italic
2 Describe in detail why each flood occurred. Use
as many key terms in your answer as possible e.g.
such as saturated, runoff, capacity, levees in
3 Compare the primary effects of the Mississippi
floods to the Bangladesh floods ­ what are the
key differences (use numbers) describe why
these might occur.…read more

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Describe the pattern of discharge between
00.00 9th April and 00.00 12th April. You should
use figures in your answer.…read more



the thing is unreal., I went from a U to an A* instantly

Mr A Gibson

Nothing short of excellent... Compare and contrast - here you have it. Well presented and a plethora of relevant information.

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