Floodplain: Definition, Development & Features


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What is not a characteristic of a floodplain?

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1. What is the mixture of sediments, pebbles, rocks and other debris that is deposited by flowing water called?

2. What is the name of the feature given to the areas along some edges of a stream or river where debris piles up?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination focuses on the definitions and features related to floodplains. Topics discussed include characteristics of floodplains and examples of floodplains around the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of:

  • What the mixture of debris and sediments deposited by flowing water is called
  • Areas along the edges of a river or stream where debris accumulates
  • What percentage of the Danube River floodplain people have altered

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about floodplains
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the characteristics of floodplains
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various floodplains across the world

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Floodplain: Definition, Development & Features. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Study the dynamics of a floodplain
  • Get a better understanding of floodplain characteristics and details
  • Identify and describe examples of floodplains