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Floods begin when soil and vegetation cannot absorb falling rain or melting snow, or when water runs off the land in such quantities that it cannot be carried in normal stream channels or retained in natural ponds and human-made reservoirs.

What causes Floods? - Geoscience Australia

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However, floods are not always caused by heavy rainfall. They can result from other phenomena, particularly in coastal areas where inundation can be caused  ...

What can cause flooding? - eSchooltoday

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Rains, water bodies, strong winds, hurricanes and tsunamis, dams and levees as well as snow melts are the most common causes of flooding. Find out more.

What Causes Flooding | Flood Risk | Flood Maps | FloodSmart

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Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. And you don't need to live on the coast to be at risk. Flash floods, inland flooding, and ...

What are the main causes of flooding? | Reference.com

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Heavy, consistent and prolonged rainfall coupled with the overflowing of rivers and other water channels is one of the main causes of flooding. As rainwater ...

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Aug 19, 2013 ... Devastating floods at opposite ends of China have left dozens of people dead and forced hundreds of thousands to leave their homes in recent ...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Causes of flooding

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A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Geography on causes and effect of flooding, includes case studies on Boscastle, Mozambique and Bangladesh.

Flooding - Causes Of Floods, Hydrologic Cycle, Human Populations ...

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Flooding - Causes Of Floods, Hydrologic Cycle, Human Populations, Human Influence On Flooding, Weight Of Water And Force Of Floods ...

What is a flood? What causes floods? What are the effects of flooding?

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flood is too much water in the 'wrong' place! What causes floods? A flood is caused by a combination of heavy rainfall causing river / oceans to over flow their  ...

What's Causing The Flooding In Texas? | Popular Science

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May 28, 2015 ... It's been the rainiest month in Texas history, effectively ending the drought in most of that state. So what's going on with the weather?