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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


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


Diagram on levees

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Levee example

Sacramento, california; natural and run parallel


What is a levee

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