Acting against flooding- Monica

25 11 2008

Flooding is a major problem in many areas around the world, it is a natural process that’s has many benefits as well as disadvantages. When a river floods the silt and debris that is carried by the river is uploaded onto the surrounding land, this debris is full of nutrients and in turn helps fertilises the land. However flooding also has major negative affects when it floods urban areas or areas that are densely populated. This website gives some suggestions to how flooding can be prevented in some situations. These prevention techniques take a natural approach, protecting the stream and the surrounding resources.

I think it is a good approach to help prevent flooding by using natural solutions because it minimizes the effects on the ecosystem and is more visually appealing than concrete structures.

http://www.valleywater.org/Water/Watersheds_-_streams_and_floods/Flooding_in_the_valley/Natural_flood_protection.shtm

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