How Are Floodplains Formed?


Flood plains are formed when the sides of the river continually to flood due to the heavy rains. Over many years this flooding and receding will leave silt this causes the build up on the sides of the river. You can find more information here:
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Floodplains are formed when rivers erode their own banks and then redeposit the material further downstream. They are the mostly flat areas adjacent to rivers, and they form naturally
Flooding is the result of rainfall that exceeds the absorptive capacity of soil and the flow capacity of a channel. Terms like 5-year flood or 25-year flood describe the frequency
They form from deposition NOT EROSION!
a river winds across a flattish area, and occasionally floods and deposits fertile soil on the area. Source(s)
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