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River Hydrology

Processes at work in river basins
The work of a river consists of 3 main processes: EROSION,TRANSPORTATION,DEPOSITION.

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Factors affecting river discharge: the storm hydrograph.

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Changing channel characteristics

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Deposition features

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Erosion features

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River basins as a multi-use resource

Conflicts between land uses

Causes of river flooding

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Impacts of flooding

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Flood prevention

Reasons for preventing flooding:

Protect population
Protect property and farmland
Safeguard transport
Avoid costs of floods
Stop problems elsewhere
Protect infrastructure, e.g. transport, power stations
Conservation (historical)
Create jobs

Methods of prevention

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Management challenges

Management challenges involves balancing the environmental needs against economic costs and
social factors


Oliver Massey


you spelt environment wrong. 

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