4. Floods

By | 22 Jan 2012

Floods – An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.

1. Causes of flooding – physical and human.

Australian floods – 2010


2. Characteristics of floods – analysis and interpretation of flood hydrographs.




3. Managing flooding in urban, rural and informal settlement areas.

This is a great website on managing floods and includes case studies. Read it here. (external link)

Informal Settlements:

4. Case study of a flood in South Africa.

The Laingsburg flood (25 January 1981) is South Africa’s worst flood.

Click here to view a great photo gallery of the Laingsburg flood.