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What processes form a floodplain

Deposition (more extensive in the lower course of the river); during flood it is deposited with alluvium (material deposited by the river); lateral erosion (=migration of meanders)


How is a floodplain formed

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Example of a floodplain

Barotse flood plain Africa; main body is 5500km but maximum flooding area is 10750km squared


What is a floodplain

An area of low lying ground adjacent to a river


Floodplain details

Lower course feature (high volume and large discharge); very fertile area of land which is good for agriculture