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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Flooding  Amount and distribution of precipitation in drainage basin  Rate at which the precipitation soaks into Earth  How quickly surface runoff reaches river  Amount of moisture in soil  Can happen at different times of year o Ex. Mississippi and Fraser floods in late spring after snowmelt o Smaller drainages Pacific Coast floods in late fall-early winter o Ice-jam floods occurring during spring break up Flooding – Ice-jam floods Floods begins when stream achieves bankfull discharge  Water flows out of channel Flood discharge – level of river surf
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