Flood Wrestling With the Mississippi

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Published on October 9, 2007

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1. The most fertile farming soil is found in the ________ .:  1. The most fertile farming soil is found in the ________ . reservoirs crested seeping floodplain Flood: Wrestling With the Mississippi 2. The rain came ________ through the window and stained the wallpaper.:  2. The rain came ________ through the window and stained the wallpaper. levees awed seeping yearned 3. The river rose so high that the ________ could no longer hold back the water.:  3. The river rose so high that the ________ could no longer hold back the water. reservoirs levees crested floodplain 4. There has been so much rain this spring that the _____ are filled to capacity.:  4. There has been so much rain this spring that the _____ are filled to capacity. reservoirs levees floodplain crested 5. When the geyser erupted, we were ________ by the sheer force of the explosion.:  5. When the geyser erupted, we were ________ by the sheer force of the explosion. yearned crested awed seeping 6. Sonia enjoyed visiting her grandparents, but she ________ to get back home among all her friends.:  6. Sonia enjoyed visiting her grandparents, but she ________ to get back home among all her friends. crested awed seeping yearned 7. During the recent floods in our area, the river ________ at eighteen feet.:  7. During the recent floods in our area, the river ________ at eighteen feet. levees crested floodplain reservoirs 8. Why did the Corps of Engineers build dams and reservoirs along the floodplain?:  8. Why did the Corps of Engineers build dams and reservoirs along the floodplain? to flood land along the Mississippi to keep water out of the main streets to keep the Mississippi in its channel to collect rainwater 9. In 1993 hot, moist air in the upper Midwest collided with cold air from Canada to cause ______.:  9. In 1993 hot, moist air in the upper Midwest collided with cold air from Canada to cause ______. tornadoes lots of rain high temperatures hot, dry air 10. In 1993 hot, dry air over the East Coast prevented the weather in the Midwest from ________.:  10. In 1993 hot, dry air over the East Coast prevented the weather in the Midwest from ________. moving to the Gulf of Mexico bringing more rain to the floodplain heading west breaking up and moving east 11. so much rain had fallen by mid-July 1993 that _____ .:  11. so much rain had fallen by mid-July 1993 that _____ . rivers flooded towns and farms in several states the storms in the Midwest finally ended weather scientists believed that the rain would soon stop it was common for 5 to 12 inches of rain to fall in one hour 12. How was the one-mile section of the Sny island levee rebuilt?:  12. How was the one-mile section of the Sny island levee rebuilt? by pushing wet sand to the top of the levee by building a wall of boards and supporting it with sandbags by using wet earth to bulldoze the levees by bringing sand from other states to make sandbags 13. What happened after the Sny levee gave way?:  13. What happened after the Sny levee gave way? The rains began again. People immediately rebuilt it. Corn and soybeans stretched as far as the eye could see. Thousands of acres of farmland lay under fifteen feet of water. 14. Prisoners helped the people of Niota, Illinois, by _____ .:  14. Prisoners helped the people of Niota, Illinois, by _____ . being nice to the townspeople not eating because the river flooded the town working with them to place sandbags crying when the levee broke 15. Davenport, Iowa, has no levees for all of the following reasons except ________.:  15. Davenport, Iowa, has no levees for all of the following reasons except ________. citizens didn’t want to block their view of the river citizens missed out on the chance to have the federal government build the levee taxpayers didn’t think they could afford to pay for the levee citizens thought the flooding would wash the streets of the city 16. What saved Hannibal, Missouri, from the floodwaters?:  16. What saved Hannibal, Missouri, from the floodwaters? Hannibal was the hometown of Mark Twain. Its people had already raised the levee with sandbags. Hannibal is not on a river. The town is on a hill. 17. When could families return to their homes and farms?:  17. When could families return to their homes and farms? after the rains stopped after the Corps of Engineers built new levees after the floodwater drained back into the river before their livestock died 18. Why did the author write this selection?:  18. Why did the author write this selection? to explain the causes and effects of the 1993 flood to describe what causes rainy seasons to tell how farmlands get covered with water to explain how levees are built

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