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Floodplains and Deltas

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Floodplains and Deltas
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.97

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    yearly, provided, floodplains, pharaohs, sediment, form, irrigation, fans, deposition, low-lying, banks, along, silt, floodplain, such, eventually
     content words:    Nile River


Floodplains and Deltas
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Floodplains form along rivers. Deltas form where rivers empty into the sea. Many ancient civilizations flourished because of these landforms.
 
2     As water in a river flows down a slope, it plucks sediment from the land. Other streams join it, forming a broad river basin. The water carries soil, sand, and sediment downstream. As the water reaches flatter ground, it slows down. When the water's speed slows, the larger sediments are dropped. This is called deposition. The sediment builds up a floodplain. A floodplain is a low-lying area along a river that often floods after heavy rains. The river eventually empties into an ocean. At the river's mouth, the water loses its force and drops all its sediment. A delta is formed. Deltas are often shaped like fans or .....
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