PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Factors that lead to frequent flooding in parts of Kenya

Most of the land is low lying which causes the rain water of spread over wide area. For example the lowlands in the old stages of rivers Nyando, Nzoia, Tana, Kuja and Sondu Miriu are prone to frequent flooding. The adjacent highlands receive torrential rainfall which releases large volumes of water resulting to rivers overflowing …

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10 ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF FAULTING IN UGANDA

10 ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF FAULTING IN UGANDA

The features of rift valley, escarpments, Block Mountain, rift valley lakes, etc formed by faulting have got the following positive and negative contributions to Uganda‚Äôs development. Development of the tourist industry due to the spectacular sceneries of the western rift valley, Rwenzori horst and fault lakes like Albert. This has helped to develop infrastructure, provision …

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11 ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF WETLAND IN UGANDA

There is subsistence fishing carried out from swamps i.e. mud fish for consumption. This is majorly done along R. katonga swamps. Such fish provides proteins and is sold for cash thus improved living standards. Swamps through the process of evaporation leads to rainfall formation which modify the climate in areas of Lubigi, Nakayiba in Masaka, …

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3 TYPES OF WEATHERING

WEATHERING refers to the process of weakening, breaking up, and disintegration of the rock that forms the surface of the ground and that lie exposed to the weather. weathering is divided into 3 types namely; physical or mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, and biological weathering physical or mechanical weathering Mechanical or physical weathering is any of …

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7 UNDERGROUND FEATURES IN LIMESTONE AREAS

Stalactites Finger-like masses of calcite hanging vertically from the roof of a limestone cave or cavern formed by the repeated evaporation of water and giving off of carbon dioxide from drops of water containing calcium bicarbonate hanging from the roof of the cave causing crystallization of calcium bicarbonate into calcite. Stalactite Stumpy rock masses of …

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TYPES OF SOIL EROSION

Rill erosion This is the removal of topsoil by water leading to the formation of small channels called rills. Sheet erosion This is the uniform removal of topsoil over a large area especially from the sloping land as a result of the overflow of water. This type of erosion is difficult to notice or detect …

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HOW TO DETERMINE SOIL PH

Soil PH is the measure of Acidity/Alkalinity of the soil. It is also the concentration of hydrogen ions in the soil. A soil is Acidic if it has more Hydrogen ions than Hydroxyl ions. Alkaline: Soil has more OH– ions than H++Neutral soils have equal amounts of HH and OH- Ions PH of a soil …

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