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Managing Floods

Here is the ppt to today’s lesson. Brief info on river flood defences and management. Remember you need to be doing your own research to back this up, use the textbooks, use BBC Bitesize and other online revision tools.

You need to know different management schemes, hard vs soft engineering, and and MEDC and LEDC case study (should be River Derwent/River Severn in England/River Mississippi in USA for MEDC case study, and River Limpopo/Zambesi in Mozambique for LEDC case study.)

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Powerpoint on hydrographs and causes of floods.

Remember, you will need to be able to get information from a hydrograph in the exam, e.g. how long is the lag time? What is peak discharge? How does the shape of a hydrograph change? If the curve of a hydrograph is steep what does that mean? etc.

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