• Floods are a natural part of the water cycle, but they can cause a lot of damage.
  • Farms and homes may be lost, and people may die.
  • Floods are made worse when vegetation is cleared, when the land is already soaked, or when hillsides have been logged.
  • Flood waters carry nutrients that are deposited on the floodplain, so floodplains are good places for farming.
  • In the past, the Nile River in Egypt flooded each year, bringing much-needed nutrients in to farms.
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