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CLIP 334

How do embankments affect floodwater silt deposition?

How do embankments affect floodwater silt deposition?
Key Info
  • How do embankments affect floodwater silt deposition?
  • Duration: 01:45
  • An explanation of how embankments affect the way silt in floodwaters is deposited. This complex process can change the course of entire rivers and affect the lives of the local people. Rivers are powerful and can erode land, but silt deposits create land too. This land is known as charland and the people who live there are called charland dwellers. Charland is fertile and free but heavy rains will wash this land away too.
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  • Keywords: silt, embankments, floods, erode, charland, fertile, charland dwellers, river, monsoon
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to learn about rivers, embankments and silt deposits. This clip could also be watched by students learning about nomadic people.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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