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Flooding in Virginia
In this activity, students use a National Weather Service flood forecast, USGS gauging data, and other reports to estimate the maximum storm discharge from the New River and Wolf Creek, two streams in the Southeast U.S. which experienced flooding in November 2003. Topographic and urban maps are used to predict where flooding would occur and to evaluate strategies for reducing flood risk for the residents of the region.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Drew Patrick
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-030
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Drew Patrick
Fox Lane High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation