Cause of flooding

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  • Created by: narmathan
  • Created on: 11-05-13 15:05

The following factors may encourage flooding:


·         A steep-sided channel - a river channel surrounded by steep slopes causes fastsurface run-off


·         A lack of vegetation or woodland - trees and plants intercept precipitation (ie they catch or drink water). If there is little vegetation in the drainage basin then surface run-off will be high.


·         A drainage basin, consisting of mainly impermeable rock - this will mean


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