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1. Which of these are the correct equation for the 'Hydraulic Radius'?

  • Discharge / Precipitation
  • Wetter Perimeter / Cross sectional area
  • Cross sectional area / Wetted perimeter
  • Kinetic Energy / Cross sectional area
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2. The bouncing movement of rocks along the river bed is known as what?

  • Saltation
  • Traction
  • Suspension
  • Solution

3. The vertical movement of water through rocks due to gravity is what...?

  • Throughfall
  • Infiltration
  • Percolation
  • Interception

4. Which of these is a negative social impact of the 3 Gorges Dam?

  • 1.2 Million people resettled
  • Amount of sediment deposited fell by over 50%
  • Increased likelihood of landslides
  • Costed £25 billion

5. On which river was the 3 Gorges Dam?

  • Portualio
  • Yi
  • Yangtze
  • Thames

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