Mississippi River Flooding Case Study

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Geography AS Level Case Study on the Causes, Impacts and Management of 1993 Mississippi River Flood.

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Question 1

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Lake Itasca, the source of the Mississippi River is in which state.
Answer
  • Mississippi
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Question 2

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The Mississippi- Missouri drainage basin covers what proportion of the USA.
Answer
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/5
  • 3/5

Question 3

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Until what year was the Mississippi River considered 'untameable'.
Answer
  • 1971
  • 1993
  • 1911
  • 1927

Question 4

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The hard engineering strategies along the Mississippi River were designed to withstand a 1:100 year flood event. What was the 1993 flood estimated to be?
Answer
  • A 1:150 year flood.
  • A 1:250 year flood.
  • A 1:500 year flood.
  • A 1:1000 year flood.

Question 5

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How many people died in the 1993 Mississippi River Flood.
Answer
  • 50
  • 97
  • 101
  • 348

Question 6

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What flood management strategies were introduced after the 1927 flood? Select five answers?
Answer
  • Dams and Reservoirs
  • Afforestation
  • Diversionary Spillways
  • Channelisation
  • Strengthening Levees
  • River Restoration
  • Wetland and Riverbank Conservation

Question 7

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How many federal levees broke or were overtopped in the 1993 flood?
Answer
  • 31
  • 49
  • 14
  • 22

Question 8

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After the 1927 flood, how many dams were built along the Missouri stretch of the Mississippi River?
Answer
  • 6
  • 2
  • 3
  • 8

Question 9

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The 19 reservoirs and dams created by Tennessee Valley Authority limited river levels to 9.8m in 1957. What would the river level have been without this management?
Answer
  • 16.5
  • 19.2
  • 21.3
  • 32.6

Question 10

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Between 1934 and 1945 a 530km stretch of the Mississippi River was shortened by how much?
Answer
  • 20km
  • 192km
  • 81km
  • 300km
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