Informational (nonfiction), 1,077 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1030L
Floods are part of a balanced ecosystem yet can also cause great destruction in the modern world. In Floods readers learn about various types of flooding and the impact on the land and people. The book also discusses the search for balance between our needs and the destructive and helpful properties of this natural process. Detailed maps, photographs, and diagrams support a rich text.
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absorb, destructive, dikes, drainage, ecosystems, floodplain, hurricane, levees, nutrients, precipitation, recedes, sediment
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