Flooding and its effects.. use own words please...

Geology
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What are the geological and environmental effects of severe flooding? Do you think appropriate precautions are able to minimize the impact of future floods in known flood zones?

Apr 9th, 2015

With severe flooding there is a threat of transporting larger particles such as rocks and sediments.

Severe floods can also create massive erosion, that can undermine bridge structures and buildings causing them to collapse..

Water that enters human build structures creates water damage. Flooding of farmlands results in loss of crops.Flood waters can concentrate toxic pollutants, debris and garbage and it can cause harm on the environment. Drinking water may become polluted. Wildlife habitats can be destroyed.


There are a number of measures that can minimize impact of future floods some of them are quite effective. Those are: channel modifications, dams, levees, dikes and floodwalls, floodways.



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