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Geography Case Studies
River and coastline management:
River Coastline Management - Cuckmere Estuary Defences

Let the current defences fall into disrepair so it will fall back to a salt marsh environment.
o Reasons for the proposed plan
o The existing defences are coming to the end of their life.

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River valley and it's landforms ­ High Force, River Tees, North Pennines

High force is a waterfall about 20 metres high
o It formed because hard rock (whinstone) lay on top of a layer of softer rock
o As the river passes
over the hard rock, the
soft rock…

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o 900 bridges and 15000km were destroyed.
To manage flooding
o Cluster villages are villages raised 2m above sea level, each one houses about 30
o Individual homes are raised 2m above sea level on earth banks. The earth banks are
planted with grass to prevent erosion.
o Flood…

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Tectonic Hazards LEDC ­ Kashmir Earthquake ­ Pakistan

o 7.6 on the Richter scale.
o Kashmir is on the border of India and Pakistan where the Indian Plate is crashing into
the Eurasian Plate, a collision zone.
o On 8th October stress got too much and a mass of…

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o 5.2m people normally need food aid, there was a high chance this could reach 15m
during the drought.
o Farmers planted many times but the crops always withered, people don't have the
space needed to grow substantial amounts of food.
o Cholera was a huge problem because of…

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Government concerned with the rapidly growing Chinese population which could lead to
shortages of food and other problems.
The policy is carried out by laws, taxes, health care and persuasion for those that only have
one child.
Parents that refuse have been fined and are made to completely pay for…

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o Not many low-order goods.
o Not as much selection as in the city centre
o People use cars not public transport.


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