Geography- managing floods, hard engineering

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  • Created on: 14-11-19 21:12

Managing floods- hard engineering 

hard engineering- involves using artificial structures to prevent or control flooding. usually very expensive

Dams and reservoirs

Widely used to regulate river flow and reduce flood risk 

often multi purpose, e.g. water supply, flood prevention, HEP generation

can store water in reservoir and be effective in regulating water flow 

expensive, and reservoirs often flood lareg areas of land 

e.g. clywedog reservoir llanidloes, fills in winter and released in summer, to have constant flow


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