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Urbanization can alter the amount and timing of runoff and cause flood events to become more common

Urbanization can alter the amount and timing of runoff and cause flood events to become more common.

12.Coastal flooding is not as deadly as earthquakes.

13.Flood hydrographs tend to peak sooner and higher downstream from urbanized areas than prior to urbanization.

14.Flood-control structures such as flood-walls and artificial-levees can actually increase flood risk.

15.Oxbow lakes occur along rivers in mountainous areas due to the formation of temporary base levels.

16.Earthquakes can result in flooding only when they trigger a tsunami.

17.Canyons are carved by the low-amplitude monotonous flow of water over rocks.

18.Flood frequency data are more reliable for rivers with long periods of record.

19.It is not possible to estimate the annual peak discharge of the 100-year flood if you do not have at least 99-years worth of data.

20.The flow characteristics of rivers change over time.

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