7 FACTORS THAT LEADS TO FREQUENT FLOODING IN NIGERIA

7 FACTORS THAT LEADS TO FREQUENT FLOODING IN NIGERIA

  • Most of the land is low lying which causes the rain water of spread over wide area.
  • The adjacent highlands receive torrential rainfall which releases large volumes of water resulting to rivers overflowing their banks.




  • Silt has filled the river beds making them shallow thus spilling their water over banks
  • The rivers in the flood prone areas are at their old stage, thus they have wide flood plains which allows water to spread over large areas.
  • Most areas have black cotton soil which is non-porous and when soaks up allow water to flow and spread on the surface.
  • FACTORS THAT LEADS TO FREQUENT FLOODING IN NIGERIA the adjacent lowlands.
  • A periodic rise in sea level along the Indian Ocean sometimes causes intrusion of sea water and flooding in some low-lying coastal plains.

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