Rhone delta- physical

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  • The Rhône  Delta
    • how it is formed
      • at the mouth of a river
      • carrying too much load for its velocity
        • deposition
          • silt is dropped first as it is heaviest
            • so would need the most energy
          • clay stays in suspension for the furthest
            • until it reaches deeper water
              • because it is the lightest
                • needs least energy
    • location
      • south France
      • boarders the  Mediterranean
      • found where the river Rhône splits into two
        • these two rivers meet the sea and form marshland - a delta
    • what is a delta
      • low lying areas where the ground is waterlogged
        • water collects to form ponds, marshes and bogland
          • create small scale ecosystems
      • formed where a river meets the sea
  • at the mouth of a river
  • carrying too much load for its velocity
    • deposition
      • silt is dropped first as it is heaviest
        • so would need the most energy
      • clay stays in suspension for the furthest
        • until it reaches deeper water
          • because it is the lightest
            • needs least energy
  • impacts of the delta on the people around it
    • The Rhône  Delta
      • how it is formed
        • location
          • south France
          • boarders the  Mediterranean
          • found where the river Rhône splits into two
            • these two rivers meet the sea and form marshland - a delta
        • what is a delta
          • low lying areas where the ground is waterlogged
            • water collects to form ponds, marshes and bogland
              • create small scale ecosystems
          • formed where a river meets the sea
      • social
        • tourists provide income
        • tourists don't  respect the area
          • drop litter
          • spray pesticides
            • harm the ecosystem
      • political
        • national park
          • attracts tourists
          • not allowed to build on it
      • economic
        • land is able to be farmed on
          • income
            • seasonal
          • tours for tourists  of working farms
        • conflict created
    • environmental
      • impacts of the delta on the people around it
        • social
          • tourists provide income
          • tourists don't  respect the area
            • drop litter
            • spray pesticides
              • harm the ecosystem
        • political
          • national park
            • attracts tourists
            • not allowed to build on it
        • economic
          • land is able to be farmed on
            • income
              • seasonal
            • tours for tourists  of working farms
          • conflict created
      • land s fertile
        • good to grow vegetation / rice
      • many rare animals there
      • banks built to prevent flooding
        • make land too salty
    • birds, fish and flamingos
      • many rare animals there
      • national park, so are protected
    • farming makes water levels too fresh - not salty enough
      • good to grow vegetation / rice
    • between industry & environmentalists

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