The Great Flood of 1993

Henry Zelaya

Date of Flood

April-October 1993

Location

Illionios, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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Flood Control Measures That Were In Place

They used levees and artificial levees.

They also used the natural flood plains.

Recovery

It took 4 months for the water to recede and the people to clean the 6 states.

Three Additional Facts

1. Cost of damage was about 15-20 billion dollars

2. Civil Air Patrol crews from 21 states served more than 5000 meals to flood victims

3. The government poured billions of pounds of sand covered homes