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Flooding

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Hard & Soft Engineering

 Hard engineering- The building of something to lower the effects or likelihood of flooding.

Soft engineering- Letting the Natural assets take care of flooding.

Examples:

Soft Engineering- Afforestation- This is the planting of trees in the hope that they will infiltrate the rainfall.

Hard Engineering: The construction of dams: This is expensive, but does create jobs for people and create a tourist site.

 Causes:

  • A river bursting its banks
  • heavy rainfall in a certain area.

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