Floods are a common natural disaster, and can be caused by excessive rain, a break in the wall of a dam or levee, or by a change in sea level such as a tsunami.

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Dealing with the Deluge
[ Kids/Teens ] Shows how efforts to control the flooding of the major rivers of the world is not always successful. Includes photographs and diagrams of what happens.
[ Kids/Teens ] A downloadable instruction sheet for making a classroom model of a floodplain, using levees to control the water. [PDF]
Flooding on the Red River of the North
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] This area of North Dakota and Minnesota in the United States has experienced a lot of floods. Photographs and diagrams explain why, and show the damage caused over the years.
Guardian: Floods in Europe
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Pictures and stories of the floods which damaged large areas of Central and Eastern Europe in 2002.
Hot Science: The River's Gift
[ Kids/Teens ] Questions and photographs show how flooding rivers can be a benefit to the surrounding land.
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