The Mississippi Delta flooded in the spring of 1973. Spider collections made in a Delta area of Mississippi in 1972 are compared with those made in 1973 during the flood and after it subsided. Because many egg cases and immature and mature spiders were destroyed by the flood, the spider population was diminished.
Dorris, Peggy Rae
"Effects of Mississippi Delta Flooding on Spider Populations,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 28
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol28/iss1/6