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River Management Schemes

Hard Engineering


This involves the use of methods such as:
- Artificially raising levees (e.g. urban areas)
- Dredging (= boats used to transport silt off the river bed)
- Dams (e.g. Aswan Dam)
- Straightening of rivers ­ to control river rates
- Aggradation of beds…

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Wetland and riverbank conservation scheme ­ protecting existing rivers and
their valleys and sometimes returning farmland to water meadows.

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