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1

How are levees formed

Deposition- when the river floods the banks the load being transported is deposited onto the bank. Over time this builds up and a layered stucture is formed

2

Details on levees

Can be artificially strengthened or increased in height; they occur in the lower course (high volume and large discharge); river is now deep and wide and the landscape around it is flat

3

Diagram on levees

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4

Levee example

Sacramento, california; natural and run parallel

5

What is a levee

A ridge of sediment deposited naturally alongside a river by overflowing water