Flashcards in River Features and Flooding Deck (21)
What is a meander
Bend in the river
On a meander where is the fastest flow?
On a meander where does deposition occur?
Is a river cliff likely to form on the outside or the inside of a meander?
Where is the hard rock located on a waterfall?
Where is the soft rock located on a waterfall?
How is a plunge pool formed?
Force of water hitting rock
What is the ledge of hard rock called on a waterfall?
When a waterfall retreats (goes backwards) if forms a
What named example of a waterfall have we studied?
What two ways have people used waterfalls?
What is the flat area next to a river called?
What is the Bluff line?
Edge of a floodplain
What is the key process that forms floodplain?
How are levees made?
Out of deposited material
How can levees be made?
They are made both naturally and man made
What word is used for water flowing over the surface of the land?
What word is used for water flowing into the soil?
What word is used when there is too much water in the soil and it cannot take anymore?
Give the 4 natural causes of flooding
- Heavy rainfall