Read chapter 13 on streams and floods (and/or go over my ppt. on flood-recurrence intervals).
1. What is flood frequency analysis?
2. Flood records have been kept of the lower Mississippi River since 1543. If the greatest flood along the river occurred in 1927, what would be the recurrence interval for a 1927-type flood?
3. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana Flood occurred in August of this year. Write a 2-page report on this flood. Include in report: 1) cause of flooding, 2) extent of flooding, 3) casualties and loses, and 4) state and federal government responses.
4. If in 2016, the Baton Rouge Louisiana Flood became the greatest flood on the Mississippi, what would be the recurrence interval for the Baton Rouge-size flood?
5. Since Baton Rouge is now the greatest flood, what would be the recurrence interval for the 1927-type flood now?