Flood of the Great American Midwest

The Great Flood of 1993

Jordan and Shane

Location

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

April - October 1993

Involved the Mississippi River and the Missouri River

Control Measures and Recovery

The rivers overflow into their natural flood plains barred by levees. It took from 90-200 days to fully recede

Facts About the Flood

There was 32 deaths. The flood cost $15-20 billion in damage.

It was the highest out of the flood of 1844, and the flood of 1951, but had the lowest discharge at 541,000 ft.