Mississippi River 1993

Oscar Alvarado,Nicholas Velazquez

Date of Flood:

It went on from April to October

Location:

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Rivers Involved:

Missouri River

Flood Control Measures That Were In Place:

ST Louis Flood Wall, Levees along the river

How long it took the water to recede:

103 days

Three interesting facts:

-costs 15-20 billion in property repare

-more than a thousand levee's failed in the flood

-major sandbagging took place along the higher Missouri river