Causes of Floods: Practice Exercise

Choose the best word from the list to complete the following sentences.

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   combine      dams      devastating      flooding      human-made      pieces      potential      prevent      snow      widespread   
Floods cause damage. Unfortunately, there is little we can do to flooding in some situations.
There are several causes for including deep melt, icy rivers, and broken . First, when deep snow
melts it creates large amounts of water. When heavy rain and sudden warm temperatures with the deep snow,
floods can occur. Second, rivers that are covered in ice can cause floods when the ice melts. The ice form
dams which break and cause flooding. Third, dams can break and cause damage. The water
from these dams can be as powerful as a tidal wave. Our best plan of attack against flooding is to recognize the
for flooding in certain conditions.