Why do people live in Floodplains?

A lot of people would never even consider living in a floodplain, but, despite the obvious hazard of floods, living in a floodplain can have some advantages for those that settle there. Here are some reasons why there may be settlements near floodplains. Floodplains are areas of flat land. This means that they are easy… Continue reading Why do people live in Floodplains?

Flooding and Flood Prevention

  Flooding is when a river gets more water than the river channel can hold. Therefore the river overflows. There and human and physical causes of flooding. Human Causes: Ploughing up and down slopes allows rain water to get to the river faster. Dams can burst meaning more(excess) water in river channels and flooding. If… Continue reading Flooding and Flood Prevention