Geography- managing floods, soft engineering

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  • Created on: 14-11-19 21:23

Managing rivers, soft engineering

Soft engineering-involves working with natural processes to manage flood risk, it aims to reduce and slow movement of water into a river channel to help prevent flooding.

Afforestation- tress obstruct flow of water and slows down its transfer to channels

water is taken up by tress and evaporated too

relatively cheap and has environmental benefits

Wetlands and flood storage areas

wetlands are delibrately allowed to flood forming storage areas

reduces risk of flooding downstream

Floodplains zoning

restricts diff land uses to certain zones on the


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