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A regional perspective of the hydrology of the 1993 Mississippi River basin floods

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

PITLICK, J.
Dept. of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Etats-Unis


Description :
The great Flood of 1993 was one of the costliest natural disasters in American history. This flood was primarily the result of a persistent weather pattern that delivered precipitation across a very large part of the Midwest for an extended period of the summer. Much of this rain fell on soils that were already saturated and unable to store additional runoff. Arguments that land-use modifications in the Mississippi River basin exacerbated flooding in 1993 are reviewed in detail, and it is suggested that htese effects may be important for floods with return periods < 50 years but have much less influence on floods of this magnitude.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 1997, vol. 87, n°. 1, p. 135-151, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 39 ref.

Date :
1997

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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