Flood Control

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Dams & Reservoirs
Built across rivers. An artificial lake (reservoir) is formed behind the dam to store water.
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Channel Straightening
The river's meanders are cut out using artificial channels.
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Flood warnings
The environment agency warns people about flooding through Radio, TV, Newspapers and the internet.
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Preperation
Buildings are modified, plans are made, torches and blankets in a handy place.
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Flood plain zoning
Restrictions prevent building on parts of a flood plain likely to be affected by a flood
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'Do Nothing'
No money is spent- Flooding is a natural process, people should accept the risks of living in an area that's likely to flood.
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Card 2

Front

The river's meanders are cut out using artificial channels.

Back

Channel Straightening

Card 3

Front

The environment agency warns people about flooding through Radio, TV, Newspapers and the internet.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Buildings are modified, plans are made, torches and blankets in a handy place.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Restrictions prevent building on parts of a flood plain likely to be affected by a flood

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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