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In this activity the students calculate recurrence intervals for some historical crests on the Chippewa River and identify the 100-year flood plain in downtown Eau Claire. The students also evaluate the effect of a 20ft high stage event along the whole Chippewa River with the goal of showing how topography influences the size of the area affected by flooding events. The students also evaluate the effectiveness of a flood gate system located on campus.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Fluvial,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Floods/Fluvial Processes,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200529504T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Surface Water,Geoscience,NSDL

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    English

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