Hard Engineering

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What is hard engineering the use of?
Hard engineering is the use of technology to control rivers
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Use of dams and reservoirs in heavy rainfall?
Heavy rainfall can be held up behind the dam, then slowly released
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The use of dams and reservoirs in solving problems?
Dams and reservoirs are used to solve multiple problems at once rather than just o
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What are the two examples of hard engineering we have studied?
Dams and reservoirs, and straigtening meanders
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What is straightening meanders?
This is where a straight path is cut down the centre of the meanders on a river
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How do meanders prevent flooding?
When a river has meanders this results in the water flowing slowly through the course of the river, meaning there is a high chance of flooding in the river. A straight path means that the water will flow quickly lessening the chance of flooding
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