floods

by rubylime
Last updated 10 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies

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floods

"An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry"

FLOOD

image sourced from Australian Geoscience, courtesy of EMA. Nyngan in Flood, 1990 http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/flood/

Floods can have both positive and negative impacts. They can bring welcome relief for people and ecosystems suffering from prolonged drought, but also are estimated to be the most costly natural disaster in Australia.

Flash floods can be very dangerous

Floods can be caused by:- heavy rainfall- storm surges during a cyclone- overflowing dam- higher than normal tides- monsoon seasonclick here to find out more!

iInformation on floods sourced from: http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/flood/

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In 1990, the entire town was evacuated when floodwaters engulfed the region. Some $50 million worth of damage was reported.

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