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Document Title: Flood aftermath (DI00382) Photo by Carlye Calvin
Description: Floods occur most commonly when water from heavy rain, melting ice, and / or melting snow exceeds the carrying capacity of the river system, lake, or ocean into which it runs. Usually the combined flow of several water-swollen tributaries causes flooding along a river bank or shoreline. Floods are not purely destructive, however. Over time, the annual floodwaters of large rivers deposit fertile soil along the surrounding floodplain, benefiting agriculture.
Creditline: copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Photo by Carlye Calvin
Keywords: DI00382,natural disasters,floods,flooding,agriculture,Carlye Calvin
Filename: DI00382.tif



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