Geography effects of flooding

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Causes of flooding?
Dams, impermeable surfaces, urbanisation, tidal surge, geology, heavy rainfall, relief, deforestation and lack of flood defence
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What is a flood?
When a river's flow is greaer than the channel's capacity (this means that there is too much water and not enough space in the river channel to hold it
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What does impermeable mean?
A surface that does not allow water through
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What is urbanisation?
When more towns and cities are built
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What is infiltrate?
When water seeps into the ground
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What is deforestation?
When trees and plants are chopped down
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What does saturated mean?
When the grund is fukk of watetr and can't take anymore
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What is a flood?

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When a river's flow is greaer than the channel's capacity (this means that there is too much water and not enough space in the river channel to hold it

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What does impermeable mean?

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What is urbanisation?

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What is infiltrate?

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