Activities (things you must do):
Read the terms on page 147 of your textbook, make sure that you understand the concepts behind each term.
Improve your understanding of this topic by reviewing all the photographs of flooding cases presented in the text.
Visit the home page for hazards of the USGS familiarize yourself with the way hazards are dealt with. Once you are at the USGS web site visit at least one case of the hazards shown at this site, this should prepare you to discuss your case history or favorite case of hazard. Look at one case of Flooding in detail.
Review Current Flood Control Projects by US Army Corps of Engineers 

View images of the Flood of March 1997 (Shots of the Huntington/Chesapeake Area).
Visit the FEMA's (Federal Emergency Management Agency) web site and familiarize yourself with the Fact Sheets for Landslides and other related natural hazards such as flooding.
Study the history of the Mississippi River flooding. Study Box 6.2 on pages 140-141 of your textbook.
Investigate the relationship between El Niño and flooding.
View the potential destruction in Coastal Zones caused by El Niño.