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The Great Flood of 1993 on the Upper Mississippi River—10 Years Later

Topics: Water/Wastewater,

This fact-sheet summarizes the Great Flood of 1993 including how it occurred and how the federal government responded in the 10 years following the event. It suggests that fatalities and overall damages of similar events could be reduced by analyzing real-time streamflow data in order to make reliable forecasts. Such information is already used to mitigate damage associated with reservoir releases, to design flood insurance rate maps, and design bridges and highways.

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