The controlling of the river should take this idea into account if and when it’s revamped. When the plan to cement the L.A. River was completed in the mid-1900’s, the idea of reducing the risk of flood was the only thing people were thinking about. While the risk of floods are reduced, the surrounding habitats are also reduced in size and quality. The introduction of unnatural physical barriers such as concrete prevent the river’s habitat growing and diversifying (“Los Angeles River”). Plant and wildlife have very little chance to survive in such a disconnected habitat.
The native trees, shrubs and wild flowers found here are hardy, able to thrive in the poor soils left by the last ice sheet. The floodplain forest includes silver maples, swamp white oak and sycamore. When I was there I was treated to a showy spring explosion of beautiful flowering dogwood. They provided a nice splash of color against a backdrop of growing green leaves. If you look around the Route 1 bridge you can see what 's left of the 19th century stone mill dam.
In the town of Johnstown they had steal industries that were booming, and it gave steady paychecks to the workers who worked really hard and long shifts of 12 hours long 6 days a week. Since the town was in a valley with hills surrounding it, it didn't have much of a chance if a flood ever occurred. But the people of Johnstown had no idea of the risk they were at. There was a man made lake that was held by a dam that was made of earth but it was so poorly built that it sagged in the middle and leaked, and it was not easy to release water if it ever became too full. In late May of 1889 came clouds of rain as it rained it filled up the reservoir.
Located on the edge of Wisconsin, the lake extends to Ontario, Canada, and west to the border of Minnesota. The name "Superior" alludes to the larger size, as it is the largest Great Lake, and to its more northern location. During the Colonial period, the lake provided a major shipping avenue for furs and remains a hub of shipping
After watching the movie, “The Return of Cuyahoga River” I was blown away by all of the history, facts, ignorance, and activism displayed in this film. There was so much information packed into this documentary. Information about this 100-mile long river that curves north and then south as it u’s along Lake Erie, and how in “1827 U.S. citizens changed the Cuyahoga River for the first time.” It was originally a swampy marsh infested with mosquitos and caused problems for the city of Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland was a small lazy town until the mouth of the river was widened by humans allowing for mercantile boats to pass by their town.
Carol Sheriff is all about the industrial and economic progress, that’s her focus in 1812 and the beginning of the Civil war. A few of the topics during this time, market expansion, rapid environmental change, and economic development. I will be discussing important times, the building of the artificial river, and politics. July 4, 1817, near Rome, New York, the first digging happened. New York began construction on what was to be one of the largest artificial waterways in the world.
Have you ever seen a yellow river? Golden river, not so golden after all. In Colorado there was a mine spill in the Animas River that affect many people, animals and their land. The Animas River was polluted with with toxic chemicals that have left an environmental disaster and people can get diseases, from the water, leaving people to wonder if their way of life will ever be the same. The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the biggest indian reservation in the nation.
Lake Superior by its surface area it is the world’s largest freshwater lake. Out of the Great Lakes it is the deepest lake of them all. Lake Superior also contains 10% of all the freshwater supply on the earth. Lake Superior also contains more water that all the other great lakes by a lot. There also is enough water to flood North & South America by a depth of 1 foot.
The farmers depended on being able to move their crops freely along the Mississippi. “The Mississippi,” wrote James Madison, “is to them everything. It is the Hudson, the Delaware, the Potomac, and all the navigable rivers of the Atlantic States formed into one stream.” The US wished to
Title: CERTIFICATE III IN EAL (Access) Unit Code: VU21470 Student Name: Man Theng Foong Student ID: GEC 00000 AK TASK 1 (page 6 ) • Lake Eyre ( South Australia ) • Lake Woods (Northern Territory ) • Lake Grace ( Western Australia ) • Margarat River ( Western Australia ) • West Lyon Rivers (Western Australia ) • Daly River (Nortern territory ) • Blue Mountain (New south wales ) • Bunya Mountain (Queensland )
2.8.2 Urbanization Urbanization led many areas becomes more modernized. Lowland areas have been reclaimed by taking land from the hills. There are also small rivers that filled up to be used as a building site. Activities such as these are a common factor of flooding. In the past, creeks and valleys turned into water flow, now the area has been covered with soil.