Monday, January 31 Finish Mass
Streams, Rivers, Deltas, alluvial fans.
Reading for Monday: Chapter 12, River Systems, p. 272-284; 296-300. Take a good long look at the opening photo for the chapteróWow! do rivers influence landscape or what? Also have a good look at figure 12.2 to see the overall layout of a river system. Make sure you understand the concepts of base level (p. 280) and equilibrium (p. 282-284). Then, read carefully the section on deltas and alluvial fans. It is relevant to Fridayís written assignment.
Wednesday, February 2 Rivers and Floods
Reading for Wednesday: Chapter 12, River Systems, p. 300-303; New York
Times article on flooding in Sacramento Valley, CA. Compare these
two readings. What is the effect of our flood control measures?
*****Thursday, February 3: Review session: 5PM-5:50PM, this classroom.
Friday, February 4
Rivers and Floods
Whatís happening on the Mississippi?
---->**Written Essay, due Friday. Read the article from Science News: Dammed if they doÖ on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. This article was given out as a hand-out on Friday, Jan. 28. Also, review the section on deltas from your textbook (p. 296-299). Then, in 300 words or less, respond to the statement: "The economy of New Orleans will crash within the next 50 years". Agree or disagreeóand make sure to include specific details to back up your statement.