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FLOOD! - Transport Contaminants in Floodwater

Instructional module
Marilynn Bartels Rick Boyer Bill Glover and Jeff Newmeister
ATEEC Fellows Institute; Muscatine IA

This instructional module was created at the 2010 ATEEC Fellows Institute with the theme of Flood Management. It focuses on the Mississippi River watershed and includes a presentation on the Dead Zone which is the hypoxic area in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The module includes the following learning activities and resources:

  • Student worksheet for the online USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Data graphing application
  • Chemical Stream Assessment
  • The Impact of Precipitation on the Total Amount of Nutrients in a Stream
  • EPA On Calculating Stream Flow
  • Resources: Articles Activities Films for Water Quality and Flooding

The module also includes the following video files:

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Hydrologist U.S. Geological Survey
  • Director of LACMRERS
  • Operations Project Manager U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Chloride Testing
  • Nitrate Nitrite Testing
  • Oxygen Testing
  • pH Testing
  • Phosphate Testing
  • Water Clarity

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