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Can you name the three main processes in water and an example of each?
Erosion, hydraulic action, Transport, suspension & solution, Deposition, low energy conditions.
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What two things are done in terms of water are done to form an ox bow lake?
Erosion and deposition.
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in a river where is the area of fastest flow, deep water or shallow water?
The deep end on the outside of a corner.
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How is an ox bow lake formed?
an ox bow lake is formed over a long period of time through erosional processes.
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What are th three main courses in a river?
upper course, middle course and lower course.
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Can you give an example of an upper middle and lower course in a river?
upper = waterfalls or gorges. middle = meanders or ox bow lakes. lower = floodplains or levees
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What are thevtwo types of defence against water and flooding?
soft engineering, flood walls dams, widen river. soft engineering, removing trees, flood warnings, beach replenishment.
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How has Niagara falls had a positive impact in the local area?
it is a large tourist attraction, this creates more jobs for local people.
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How has the Boscastle river had a negative effect of the local people?
it has caused flood damages costing a large amount of money, it has risen insurance costs along with the closure of many buisnesses.
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What is a floodplain?
a floodplain is an area of land that floods when the velocity of a river increases.
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What two things are done in terms of water are done to form an ox bow lake?

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Erosion and deposition.

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in a river where is the area of fastest flow, deep water or shallow water?

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How is an ox bow lake formed?

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