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Humans alter the surrounding environment and land

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Humans alter the surrounding environment and land, often times in drastic ways. To live happy lives, we build a variety of structures to protect ourselves from the wind, rain, oceans, floods, fires, landslides, etc. There are two general types of control structures: erosional and flood. The following table lists some examples of each.


Erosion

· Windbreak

· Breakwater

· Jetty

· Groin

· Seawall




Flood

· Dam

· Dike

· Levee

· Canal

· Seawall



A. Review and select oneErosion control structure and oneFlood control structure from the table. For each control structure you chose, respond to the following items:

1. Describe the control structure and its purpose.

2. Explain how the landscape is altered over time due to the control structure.

3. Explain at least one benefit or advantage of using the control structure.

4. Explain at least one drawback or disadvantage of using the control structure.

B. List at least two reliable references you used. Wikipedia shall not be used for this

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