The purpose of this activity is to provide you with an authentic problem that faces many scientists, decision-makers, politicians and citizens everyday. You may not realize it, but rainfall and the runoff and flooding that it produces results in millions of dollars of damage to property, farmlands, houses, and businesses each year. In extreme cases, surface water runoff can result in injuries or death to humans and other living creatures
This reading provides you with a very basic overview of what you will be investigating in this scenario. The basics are as follows:
Before you begin your work, it is important for you to read carefully most, if not all, of the scenario materials. Good luck!