Mid-Term Examanation


The flooding of farmlands, towns and villages surrounding the Mississippi River has been and continues to be overwhelming. Researching this problem, please address the following concerns :
What is the historical background of flooding disasters surrounding the Mississippi River ?
Were there lessons learned from any past flooding both in the Mississippi River area and other similar rivers ?
Were the lessons learned applied, if any; why or why not ?
How are these disasters a systems failure ?
Where does the Preparedness Cycle fail ?
Does the balance between property rights and the need to prevent future floods impact federal and local policy ?
Please include in your analysis any recent flooding events.
What recommendations would you make to prevent the recurrence of such a large scale event ?


completeness of answers on a graduate class level. You may use any sources available but must reference the sources. Please use a Microsoft Word format.