Levees

Levees

Levees are raised banks along the course of a river in it's lower course. They are formed naturally but can be artificially increased in height.

Because light material doesn't weigh much they get carried the furthest. Soon as river spills out onto the banks it looses it's energy.


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Levees

Levees

Levees are raised banks along the course of a river in it's lower course. They are formed naturally but can be artificially increased in height.

Because light material doesn't weigh much they get carried the furthest. Soon as river spills out onto the banks it looses it's energy.

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Flooding

Flooding

Dischharge - how much water is in the river

Impereable - does not let water pass through

Deforestation - cutting down trees e.g rainforest

Groundwater - rainwater that has soaked down into the ground 

Relief - land is hilly/flat depending shape of the land 

urbanisation - a built up area and building of towns and houses

Percipitation - water falling from the sky (as rain, sleet, hail or snow)

Infiltration - the soaking of water into the ground

Transpiration - when water is taken in by the plants and trees 

Throughflow - water flowing through the soil 

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Flooding

Flooding

Dischharge - how much water is in the river

Impereable - does not let water pass through

Deforestation - cutting down trees e.g rainforest

Groundwater - rainwater that has soaked down into the ground 

Relief - land is hilly/flat depending shape of the land 

urbanisation - a built up area and building of towns and houses

Percipitation - water falling from the sky (as rain, sleet, hail or snow)

Infiltration - the soaking of water into the ground

Transpiration - when water is taken in by the plants and trees 

Throughflow - water flowing through the soil 

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