Floods

by Robert Cohen

How Floods Form

Floods form when lakes or rivers overflow and the land gets flooded with water. They form because rain water overflows lakes and then the water goes above the land and flows into towns and cities. Floods take a lot of water to form unless it is small like a flash flood.

Where Floods Form

Floods form where lakes, oceans, and dry land are. Floods can cause lots of damage like in the Mississippi overflow in 1874. The flood was 50 miles wide and lots of people died from hunger, thirst, and sickness because there was not much food, clean water, and medicine.

Pictures Of Flooding

How To Stop Flooding

You can stop flooding by making dams and levees. Dams are giant walls in lakes or rivers that help stop flooding by blocking water and slowly pour out the water. Levees are walls that are slanted that leads the water back in the lake or pound.

Pros And Cons

Pros are good things about floods and cons are the bad things about floods. The pros are that you can still travel in floods by boat, floods can be good for some farms, you can still live a normal life in them, and not all of the area could be flooded. The cons are the water could make drinking water unable to drink, the water could make you very sick, and you could die by disease by the water, you could die by thirst, hunger, disease, and sickness.

The Potential Impact On Human Beings

Floods can effect our lives in a lot of ways. They can spread disease and disease could cause death so we would be very sick and have no way to stop the diseases. And people could drown in floods because they could go above the heads of some children. And floods could make you lose your friends and your family.

Conclusion

So in conclusion I think that I told you a lot about floods. I told you about how they form, where they form, how to stop flooding, the pros and cons of floods, and the potential impact on human beings it can do. Do you want to live in a flooding area?