Flooding

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  • Flooding
    • Causes of flooding
      • Human Factors
        • deforestation
        • Drainage
        • Farming
        • Settlement building
          • Impermeable surfaces
      • Physical Factors
        • Rock type
        • Relief
        • Vegetation
        • Height
        • Climate
    • Flood Abatement
      • Afforestation
      • Methods to stop flooding happening in the first place
      • Dune preservation
      • Preserving mangroves
    • Short term responses
      • Short term aid
      • Save property and possessions
      • Food, fresh water, medicine
      • Rescue people and animals
    • Long term management
      • Early warnings and education
        • reduces the impacts of floods
      • Flood embankments
        • Raise height of river banks
      • Channel straightening
        • Increases flow velocity
      • Sluice Gate
        • Gates closed during flood, water stored on floodplain
      • Flood relief channels
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      • Dams and resevoirs
        • Stores flood water and gradually releases it
  • Affects surface run off

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