By: Mohamad Altabaa

What are floods?

Floods are an overflowing of a large amounts of water, they occur when two tectonic plates collide together under ground near a body of water.

Floods affecting the enviorment

Negative: Floods affect the natural environment by causing great erosion. Toxic material is released when cars sink, their gasoline can go on with the "flow" and make it's way into nature and cause great damage. Also floods destroy plant life by soaking them in water and killing them, imagine yourself drinking water and can't stop drinking water, that is exactly what is happening to the plants overflowing and dying.

Positive: Floods can also have a positive influence on nature by cleaning out rivers and depositing the silt along river banks. Keeping the land mass elevation because if the the elevation was too low and the place was next to an ocean it would be a disaster. Floods can also recharge ground water or aquifers, by sinking down into the ground and filling up the aquifers.

Floods affecting humans

Floods affect humans negatively by destroying entire drainage systems in cities, demolishing buildings, and increasing the exposure of disease.

Floods and Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Floods cause erosion by carrying away land forms such as soil, rocks, and sediments. Floods also cause deposition by dropping sediments in some place.

The Great Flood of 1993

Friday, July 30th 1993 at 3pm

Cedar City, UT

The flood in Cedar city caused thousands of people to leave their homes and killed about 50 people.

Interesting facts about floods

1. No region is safe from flooding

2. 66% of flood deaths occur in vehicles, they occur when the driver is trying to navigate through the flood

3. 2 feet of water can float a large vehicle, even a bus