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Should We Dam Nanticoke Creek?
In this decision-making exercise, students investigate what would occur if a dam were built along Nanticoke Creek, a real stream just north of West Corners near the Village of Endicott, New York. They will use topographic maps to determine how much area would be flooded by the new reservoir, to study river drainages, and to consider the impacts of dams on a region. They must also consider rivers in the context of their relation to humankind. The exercise can be extended to other, more local locations having similar topography.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Philip M. Childs.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-043
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Philip M. Childs
Union Endicott Central School District

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation