Water on the land Key Terms

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Floodplain
Flat area adjacent to the river channel.
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Levees
Raised banks along the course of a river (formed naturally but can be artificially increased in height).
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Hydrograph
Record of river discharge over a period of time.
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Interception
Water being prevented from reaching the surface (by trees or grass).
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Infiltration
Water sinking into the ground surface (soil/rock).
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Transpiration
Water lost to pores in vegetation.
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Groundwater
Water in the soil layer parallel to the surface.
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Gorge
A narrow, steep sided valley (usually caused by erosion).
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Hard Engineering
Engineering strategies involving technology and expense, (in order to control rivers).
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Soft Engineering
Engineering strategies working with the constraints of the natural river system (increasing lag time/ avoiding building on flood plains).
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Raised banks along the course of a river (formed naturally but can be artificially increased in height).

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Levees

Card 3

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Record of river discharge over a period of time.

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Card 4

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Water being prevented from reaching the surface (by trees or grass).

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Card 5

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Water sinking into the ground surface (soil/rock).

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