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How are flood plains formed?

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Sometimes, due to heavy rains or increases water levels, a river overflows its banks. This leads to the flooding of the neighbouring areas. As a result of these floods, layers of fine soil and other material called sediments gets deposited along its banks. This leads to the formation of a flat fertile floodplain. The raised banks are called levees.


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