Flooding; An Environmental Change

Jerry Li, Period 6, 11/17/14

The Brisbane Flooding of 1893

BRISBANE, AUS - This city in Australia is hit with a major flood in 1893, one of Australia's "Big Ones".


http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/brisbane-floods-of-1893.pdf

Flood Definition

Flood: An abundant flow or outpouring


http://www.thefreedictionary.com/flood

How might an organism adapt to sustain its species?

Short Term: Many species of reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals can find shelter from floods by just climbing above the water. Larger animals might be forced to temporarily relocate.


Long Term: some nesting birds are in trouble if flooding happens while they are in nesting time, but others will just nest someplace else.

http://ci.coastal.edu/~sgilman/778AnimalAdapt.htm

How long does it take to recover from a flood?

It could take months, even years, just to recover from a flood.


http://www.nieonline.com/downloads/eplus/ePlus37.pdf