Have Flood Controls on the Mississippi River Been Successful?
ES1308  Structures Used in Flood Control

Structures used to control floods include dams, levees, floodways, and channels. Dredging of river channels, clearing of debris along riverbanks, and stabilization of riverbanks also moderate the effects of floods.

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1. Describe how each structure or activity illustrated in the images may reduce the impact of floods.

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