Yellow River Tonyg

Floods include:

1642, 1883, 1931, 1938-1947

Location: Qinghai, China

Frequency of Floods: more than 1000 over the past 4000 years

Flood control: confining with a narrow channel by high levees

The conditions to Flood: heavy rain aided by heavy silt build-up

Damage: 2 million homeless in 1931 and by 1947, speculated up to 3 million dead

Amount of clean up: sand bag build up and heavy drain pump usage, estimated 6-15 months of clean up

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