Edexcel- LEDC Case Study of flooding

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LEDC Case Study
Bangladesh (1998 floods)
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Natural Causes
Monsoon season; large drainage basin; snow melt in Himalayas; deforestation causes more surface runoff; meet of rivers increases risk.
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Location
BAY OF BENGAL- River Ganges; River Meghna; River Brahmaputra.
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Environmental Effects in 1998
60% of the country flooded; agricultural land and crops flooded or polluted; all main river channels flooded.
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Social effects in 1998
Cut off from relatives and work but destroyed roads; Over 1000 killed; 30 million made homeless; job losses due to destruction in cities.
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Economic impacts in 1998
900
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How to reduce risk
Cluster villages (raised 2m above seas level); raised homestead (raised individual homes); flood shelters (fit for 100 families with facilities); rescue boats; radios for flood warnings.
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Monsoon season; large drainage basin; snow melt in Himalayas; deforestation causes more surface runoff; meet of rivers increases risk.

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