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describe the different stages of a drainage basin
source-start, mouth-end, watershed-edge of the drainage basin, confluence-the point at which two rivers meet, tributary-when a smaller river meets a larger rive, drainage basin-the land where the rain water will flow into the river
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what is a river meander?
a meander is a bend or turn in the river.
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what are the four steps of a ox bow lake?
step 1-the meander on the river grows, step 2-the neck of the meander becomes narrower, step 3-the river will take a short cut, by cutting across the neck, step 4-soon the loop is sealed off all together
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what is a levee?
floodplains and levees are formed by deposition on the sides of the river when the river floods,
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what are the human causes of flooding?
rain cannot soak through concrete, rapid deforestation, dams may burst
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what are the physical causes of flooding?
rivers have a lot of tributaries, intense rainfall, increase in temperature
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what are the effects of flooding in Cockermouth?
one man died, 7000 people unable to reach a gp, tourism business lost,
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what are the effects of the flooding in Bangladesh?
death toll was 800 people, damage costs are higher, people died as a result of disease
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what are the 6 different ways to stop/prevent flooding?
embankments/levee,dams,flood walls, afforestation, warning zones, washlands/wetlands
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how is Mississippi river managing flooding?
6 large dams, wetlands, affrestation
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what is a river meander?

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what are the four steps of a ox bow lake?

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what is a levee?

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what are the human causes of flooding?

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