Flood Control

Hearings Before the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, First Session, on the Control of the Destructive Flood Waters of the United States


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Flood Control

Publisher: N.A


Category: Flood control

Page: N.A

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Inside Fires and Floods


Author: Philip Steele,Neil Morris

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836872484

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 2906

Explains why fires and floods are a part of the natural environment, and describes how scientists try to forecast and prevent such potential disasters.

The Floods of 1913 in the Rivers of the Ohio and Lower Mississippi Valleys


Author: Alfred Judson Henry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Floods

Page: 117

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"The Ohio Basin is second in size of the six great natural divisions of the Mississippi Basin, yet it ranks first in importance in the causation of damaging floods in the larger stream. The topography of the basin in the western and northern portions is generally flat and rolling, but between those portions and the eastern and southern boundaries of the basin almost all conditions of surface contour may be found. It should be remembered that the eastern and southern boundaries, for the most part, lie along the crests of the Alleghenies and related mountain ranges, and that down the ragged western slopes of these mountains flow the streams which form the southern tributaries of such rivers as the Monongahela, the Little Kanawha, The Great Kanawha, the Big Sandy, the Kentucky, the Cumberland, and the Tennessee. On the headwaters of these rivers the slopes are steep, gradually becoming less as the lowlands are reached"--Introduction.



Author: Michele Ingber Drohan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823952885

Category: Science

Page: 24

View: 7042

Discusses different kinds of forest fires, what causes them, where they occur, and how they can be prevented.

Raging Floods


Author: Richard Spilsbury,Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406255068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6720

This book describes the causes and effects of floods and the work of emergency services and aid organizations to people affected by floods.

The Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215559418

Category: Floods

Page: 93

View: 4191

In this report on the "Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods", the International Development Committee has found that only $700 million of a $2 billion appeal has been delivered on the ground to help those in need, which is unacceptable given that there are millions of people still in need of humanitarian assistance and living in camps. The floods covered one fifth of the country, an area larger than England, and affected 18 million people. More than 1,900 lost their lives, 12 million were displaced and 1.7 million homes were damaged or destroyed. The scale of the floods overwhelmed the capacity of the international system, already stretched by the earthquake in Haiti, to respond effectively. The UN response was patchy with poor leadership and coordination. The Report also calls on the Department for International Development and the wider international community to pay greater attention to disaster preparedness and risk reduction as climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters. Densely populated urban areas are at greatest risk in terms of loss of life and livelihoods. DFID provided £134 million in humanitarian assistance and the British public donated at least £64 million directly to NGOs through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal. In addition many Pakistanis living in the UK helped by increasing their level of remittance.

Ancient floods, modern hazards

principles and applications of paleoflood hydrology


Author: P. Kyle House

Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union

ISBN: 9780875903545

Category: Nature

Page: 385

View: 3860

This volume presents studies in hydrology, climatology, hydraulics, geochronology, geomorphology, and stratigraphy highlight recent advances in tools, techniques, and methods for interpreting the physical evidence of` large floods.

Large floods in the United States

where they happen and why


Author: Jim E. O'Connor,John E. Costa,Geological Survey (U.S.)

Publisher: U S Geological Survey


Category: Nature

Page: 13

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