Humans and the Environment
The Hoover Dam was made to tame the Colorado river in the early 1900's. Today it provides electricity to a lot of southwest cites.
The Panama Canal is a artificial 48 mile waterway. It is in the country of Panama and connects the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean. Panama is a lengthy country that connects Costa Rica (North America) to Columbia (South America). It was first used in 1914 and today is a key in maritime trade.
The Suez Canal is a sea level waterway in Egypt that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea completed in 1869.
Floods occur when there is to much water on the earths surface for the ground to absorb. Click on this image to learn more.
Hurricanes are one of the earths most deadly forces. They are caused by storms coming off the coast of Africa. Once the storm gains wind speeds of 75 miles per our it gains an eye and is classified as a hurricane.
That concludes the presentation.
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